Fede Alvarez on ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, Lisbeth Salander, and Reinventing the Franchise

Punk hacker and modern literary icon Lisbeth Salander is headed to the big screen once again in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. With the beloved Swedish film trilogy and David Fincher’s 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adaptation behind us, Sony Pictures turned to Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez to breathe new life into the franchise based on Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium book series. Recruiting Golden Globe-winning The Crown breakout Claire Foy to take on the role of Salander, Alvarez looked to the fourth book, David Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’…

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