Dragon Tattoo Sequel Casts New Lisbeth Salander


A couple of months ago Sony finally took a big step forward with their sequel / reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, announcing that Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez would be the one to follow in David Fincher’s footsteps to deliver a brand new installment with a completely different cast. At the time it was being reported that they were also eyeing some big A-list actresses to headline the film including both Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Of course, it’s always nice to aim high but the reality is that landing a major star like that probably cost a lot more money than they wanted to spend (part of the reason for a soft reboot was to keep the budget down). Now this week it looks like they are close to signing another lesser known (but still promising) actress for the lead role. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to THR, British actress Claire Foy is in early talks to play Lisbeth Salander in Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web. She is probably best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the acclaimed Netflix series The Crown (for which she won a Golden Globe), but she also had roles in Vampire Academy, Rosewater and The Season of the Witch. Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is said to have been the other actress that she ultimately beat out for the coveted role.

It’s not yet a done deal, however, as Foy is reportedly being pursued by Universal to star opposite Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. An offer has been made, but scheduling still needs to be worked out. That being said, it’s hard to imagine her turning down a huge role like this in favour of the Neil Armstrong movie. The role has already proven to be a major launching pad for the careers of both Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara and it seems likely that she could appear in multiple installments if all goes according to plan. Do you think Claire Foy is an inspired choice to play the new Lisbeth Salander?

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  • Drewcore

    Can’t wait for a “trilogy cred” discussion on this series as it progresses. Frank must be salivating at this news.

    That being said, I like Fincher’s TGWTDT quite a bit so I’ll look forward to checking this one out whenever it comes together.