Watch three clips released from the thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, starring Claire Foy as Millennium book series character Lisbeth Salander.
This adaptation of the bestselling book series entry written by David Lagercrantz (Stieg Larsson, author and creator of the first Dragon Tattoo books, died in 2004) finds Foy taking on a role previously embodied by Roomi Rapace and Rooney Mara. Foy is certainly enjoying quite the period in the spotlight, coming from Netflix series The Crown and landing lead roles in Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane, and Damien Chazelle’s First Man.
The new take on Salander we’ve been given tastes of in the first trailers and the clips below certainly place her in the vein of Jason Bourne or James Bond. She looks like an action hero now; we’ll see whether that works or not when the film arrives. It looks like a slick film – check out that nifty one-take sequence with Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Get Out) below – with Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez given the chance to show off his skills in a big studio franchise entry.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, also starring Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps, arrives in Australia on November 8 and hits the US on November 9.
Official synopsis for The Girl in the Spider’s Web:
A new Dragon Tattoo story comes to the screen starring Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown) as Lisbeth Salander, the fierce, outcast vigilante defender from the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. A first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller, the film is directed by Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Jay Basu & Fede Alvarez and Steven Knight.