We now have some more news about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo reboot from Sony Pictures, as the studio has cast Stephen Merchant (Logan) and Norwegian actress Synnøve Macody Lund in the film in unknown roles according to Variety.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the first of the Millennium series to be adapted in the English-language on its initial production. 2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, was a remake of the Swedish film which starred Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist.The script was written by Steven Knight, Jay Basu and director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe).
The new film sees The Crown’s Claire Foy taking on the role of Lisbeth Salander, with Sverrir Gudnason (Borg/McEnroe) portraying Mikael Blomkvist.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is based upon David Lagercrantz’s novel, the fourth in the Millennium series and the first not to be penned by the late Stieg Larsson. Also featuring in the cast are Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Lisbeth’s twin sister Camilla, Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain and Cameron Britton (Mindhunter) as a computer expert and associate of Lisbeth.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is set for release on October 19th, 2018. Filming is slated to get underway this month.