The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web
  • 2018
  • UK / Germany / Sweden / Canada / USA
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fede Álvarez
  • Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 21 November 2018

Lisbeth Salander returns, recruited by a computer boffin (Merchant) to hack a program that accesses nuclear codes, but then her sister (Hoeks) shows up wanting revenge on her for fleeing home. Foy is impressive but it goes for surface thrills rather than psychological depth.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

19 Nov 20183 stars

Claire Foy takes over the role of hacking vigilante Lisbeth Salander in this adaptation of the fourth book in the Dragon Tattoo crime series

Lisbeth Salander, she of the dragon tattoo, is back. A strange mix of reboot and sequel, The Girl In The Spider's Web is based on the fourth book in the crime series, the first to be written by David Lagercrantz who took over from late creator Stieg…

Claire Foy's Girl in the Spider's Web nerves

6 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Claire Foy was nervous about taking up a role in the 'Girl in the Spider's Web'. The 34-year-old actress admits she was worried about playing Lisbeth Salander in the drama thriller movie, as two "amazing actresses" – Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace…

Claire Foy's reading preparation

4 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Claire Foy "read and reread" the 'Millennium' saga to prepare for her role in 'The Girl In The Spider's Web'. The 34-year-old actress has taken over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara in the upcoming movie and though she was a fan of both…

Claire Foy's lunatic role

12 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Claire Foy thinks there was an "element of lunacy" in her signing up for 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'. The 'Crown' actress portrays late novellist Steig Larsson's hacker character Lisbeth Salander - a role that has previously been played by Noomi…

Claire Foy's casting in Girl in the Spider's Web caused 'debate'

10 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Fede Alvarez has revealed there was "a lot of debate" when he asked to cast Claire Foy as his leading lady in the forthcoming movie 'Girl in the Spider's Web'. The 34-year-old actress will play the role of Lisbeth Salander in the 2018 flick but the…

Claire Foy reveals why she relished playing a literary character

20 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Claire Foy thinks playing a literary character makes life easier for performers. The 34-year-old actress plays the part of Lisbeth Salander - who first appeared in the 2005 novel 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' by Stieg Larsson - in the new crime…

Lakeith Stanfield joins The Girl in the Spider's Web

5 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Lakeith Stanfield has joined the cast of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'. The 26-year-old actor - who has just starred in 'Get Out' and 'Death Note' - has joined actress Claire Foy, who is set to portray skilled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the…

Claire Foy confirmed to star in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'

16 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Claire Foy is set to star in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' sequel. The 33-year-old actress has been confirmed to portray the skilled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web', which was previously played by Rooney Mara…

Noomi Rapace says no Girl With The Dragon Tattoo return

10 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Noomi Rapace has no desire to return to 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' franchise. The 37-year-old actress kicked off the franchise as Lisbeth Salander in a trilogy of movies which were filmed in late author Steig Larsson's native language of…

Claire Foy's in talks to star in The Girl in the Spider's Web

16 May 2017

Film gossip

Claire Foy is reportedly set to star in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'. The 33-year-old actress - who is known for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the popular drama series 'The Crown' - is believed to be in talks to appear in the next instalment of…

Fede Alvarez to make The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel?

3 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Fede Alvarez is being eyed to direct 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' sequel. It's hoped Roony Mara will reprise her role as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander from David Fincher's 2009 Hollywood interpretation of the Swedish novel and Sony want the…

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