Claire Foy Has Been Cast as The New Lisbeth Salander – Sorry, Rooney Mara

So, it’s official – Rooney Mara will not be returning as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in The Spider’s Web

Ehn… who cares?

People loved the first movie – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; it was very well received and it made a lot of money….but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I didn’t particularly enjoy it – but that’s probably because I was pretty young and let’s just say my taste in movies was unrefined.

However, the movie came out about six years ago, so a new Lisbeth Salander should not be all that surprising. In fact, the movie will have an entirely new cast….and a new Mikael Blomkvist (who was played by Daniel Craig).

I actually kinda feel bad for Rooney M because she still pretty interested in the role; she earlier told ScreenDaily, “Yes, I’m still open to it but I’m not holding out hope anymore.”

She honestly did a really good job with the role (whether I liked the movie or not) – her physical transformation proved her dedication and her Oscar nomination proved her talent.

All we can really hope for is that the new direction the movie is being taken will be as loved as the old one,
Ladies and gentleman, a round of applause for Claire Foy – our new Lisbeth.

I like Claire Foy. I’ve liked her since she appeared in 2014’s comedy-fantasy movie, Vampire Academy. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed TV series The Crown and will be in the upcoming movie Breath (co-starring Andrew Garfield). So, yeah, it’s safe to say that her star is on the rise. She’s a really talented actress so I sincerely think she was an excellent choice to pass the mantle to.

Not much is known about The Girl in the Spider’s Web except that it will be directed by Fede Alverez who directed 2017’s surprise hit, Don’t Breath. It will also centre of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist will be the Watson to her Sherlock, not the other way round.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is set to be released on 19 October 2018.

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