Claire Foy is transforming from a queen to a girl with a dragon tattoo.
The Emmy-nominated star of "The Crown" has been cast as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl in the Spider's Web," the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
She takes over from Rooney Mara (in the American version) and Noomi Rapace (the Swedish version) to portray the titular character in the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling books.
Foy won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for her performance as a young Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's "The Crown." And Sunday, she's up for an Emmy.
The sequel is a long time coming, as "Dragon Tattoo" was released in 2011. David Fincher had initially planned to film two follow-ups, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest," back to back. Those projects fell apart, and Sony decided to reboot the franchise with a new director (Fede Alvarez) and a new star.
"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is slated for release Oct. 19, 2018.
Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster. Read More