We learned earlier in the year that Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez is taking over for the continuing adventures of Lisbeth Salander, kicking off the new iteration of the series with next year’s adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Claire Foy has been cast as our new Lisbeth, and the cast grows this week.
Variety is reporting that Blade Runner 2049 star Sylvia Hoeks is in talks to join Foy in the film. Hoeks will play Salander’s evil twin, the site goes on to note.
In the film, an adaptation of David Lagercrantz’s novel…
“Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.”
Alvarez co-wrote with Steven Knight and Jay Basu.
David Fincher will executive produce the new film, headed our way October 19, 2018.