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Meet the new Lisbeth Salander


Move over Rooney Mara. There is a new girl in town. Mara famously turned down the opportunity to portray the iconic character Lisbeth Salander in the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s sequel titled The Girl In The Spider’s Web, and Claire Foy was given the role.

The Crown star Claire Foy will be portraying Lisbeth Salander in the long awaited The Girl In The Spider’s Web was announced today, after she was the frontrunner for the role in the past several months.

Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman were also taken in consideration for the role, but ultimately Fowy was chosen. Fede Alvarez will direct The Girl In The Spider’s Web, taking over David Fincher, but Alvarez will be writing the script in collaboration with Jay Basu and Steven Knight.

“The Girl In The Spider’s Web” opens on October 19, 2018.

Noomi Rapace played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of the Millennium book series, while Rooney Mara played Salander in the American version directed by David Fincher.

Mara was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Salander. Claire Foy is currently starring in the Netflix series The Crown, and is nominated for a Primetime Emmy award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Manchester born, Claire studied acting at acclaimed Oxford School of Drama, is married to fellow actor Stephen Campbell Mooreand they are parents to a daughter.

But what are Claire best projects leading to The Girl In The Spider’s Web?

Wreckers (2011)

Director: D. R. Hood
Fun fact about the movie: It’s the second motion picture in the career of Claire Foy.

Rosewater (2014)

Director: Jon Stewart
Fun fact about the movie: Jon Stewart’s directing debut.

The Lady in the Van (2015)

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Fun fact about the movie: The film was shot in the actual house on the actual street where the events took place, Gloucester Crescent in Camden Town. Some of the same people still lived there when the star prop arrived, decades later.

Breathe (2017)

Director: Andy Serkis
Fun fact about the movie: Jonathan Cavendish, Robin’s son, is a film producer and is one of the producers on this film.

Upstairs Downstairs (2010-2012)

Fun fact about the series: Unlike the real Eaton Place, the street in Leamington Spa where the Eaton Place exteriors are filmed has houses on one side of the street only (there is a small park on the facing side). For this reason, most shots have to be carefully framed to show one side of the street only. The occasional wide establishing shot is blended in post production with a reverse angle shot of the same row of houses so that the street appears to have houses on both sides.

Wolf Hall (2015)

Fun fact about the series: Mark Rylance previously played the Father of Anne Boleyn in the movie The Other Boleyn Girl.

The Crown (2016 – present)

Fun fact about the series: The series is one of the most expensive television series ever made. Each episode is budgeted at $5m and it had already been commissioned for two seasons, with the intention of four more, before the first episode had even been completed or any episode broadcast.


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