The Crown star confirmed for one of our favourite movie characters 5 years ago

The Crown star confirmed for one of our favourite movie characters

The Crown's Claire Foy is officially set to star as Lisabeth Salander.

The Emmy nominated actress will now pick up where Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara left off in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's sequel, The Girl in the Spider's Web. 

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The new instalment of the Sony franchise will begin production in January in Berlin and Stockholm, with the film due to be release on October 19, 2018.

The Evil Dead's director Fede Alvarez is set to direct the film, which is both a sequel and seemingly a reboot to the franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director said he "couldn't be more thrilled" to have the actress on board the film following the announcement this morning.

He added:

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"I couldn’t be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander.

"Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth.

"I can’t wait to bring this new story to a worldwide audience, with Claire Foy at its centre."

The screenplay for the film is being written based on the novel by David Lagercrantz by Steven Knight, Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu.

The Girl in the Spider's Web is also the first film inspired by the best-selling series to be made into an English-language film in its initial adaptation.

Previous instalments from the Millennium series began as Swedish-language films before being translated.

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