Sverrir Gudnason Joins The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Sverrir Gudnason

by James White |
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We already have a brand new Lisbeth Salander in The Crown's Claire Foy. But now to complete the lead set in The Girl In The Spider's Web, Sony has tracked down someone to take over the role of Mikael Blomquist from Daniel Craig. That someone is Borg/McEnroe's Sverrir Gudnason.

Fede Alvarez is in the director's chair for the film, working from a script he wrote with Jay Basu that has also seen polishing by Steven Knight. Spider's Web is the latest Lisbeth Salander novel, albeit not one written by original author Stieg Larsson. Penned instead by David Lagercrantz with continuity to both Larsson's writing style and his characters in mind, the story sends The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s odd-couple pairing of hacker Salander and seasoned journo Blomkvist on new misadventures. This time they’re faced with a ruthless web of espionage, cybercriminals and high-level villainy, plus the usual serious threats.

Sylvia Hoeks is on to play Salander's twin sister, while Claes Bang will be the big bad. The cameras should be rolling in January, with Alvarez aiming at a 19 October release date in the States, with the UK getting the movie on 26 October.

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