Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the upcoming film based on the fourth book in the Millennium series.
Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller written by David Lagercrantz.
Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of The Crown, will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe. The screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.
Joining Foy in the film are Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist, Lakeith Stanfield as Ed Needham, and Stephen Merchant as Frans Balder. Also in the cast are Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web Trailer
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation. The previous books in the series have been adapted into Swedish-language films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a remake of the Swedish film. It became a global hit for Columbia Pictures, taking in over $230 million worldwide.
The studio continues its development of the next book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Sony’s Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.
Their first Millennium adaptation, 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was directed by David Fincher and starred Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, grossing $232 million at the worldwide box office.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released on October 19, 2018.
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