The Girl in the Spider’s Web is part of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. This latest film is from a book by David Lagercrantz, based on the characters of the original creator Stieg Larsson. I read the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web some time ago, and thought it compared well with the three novels in the original Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. Fingers crossed the movie is of equal quality.
Claire Foy takes over as Lisbeth Salander. She has the task of living up to previous Lisbeth Salanders played by Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace. Claire Foy seems minus a few piercings that go with the role, but she has the attitude down.
I’m partial to the Swedish versions with Noomi Rapace, but I’ve loved Lisbeth Salander in all her incarnations – on the page or in the movies.
Claire Foy brings Lisbeth alive again and making her as brilliant and tough as usual. With the #MeToo movement we’re having in America right now, Lisbeth Salander is more relevant than ever.
Also starring in The Girl in the Spider’s Web are Sverrir Gudnason (as journalist Mikael Blomkvist), Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks (as Camilla Salander), Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps.
The trailer shows Lisbeth dealing with one particular abuser, but the synopsis for the film broadens the scope of the story: “Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.”
The film won’t be in theaters until November 9, but it’s one I’ll definitely be looking forward to seeing.
2 responses to “Watch This: Trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web”
I enjoyed reading the “The Girl With The…” series, but only saw one of the movies. Great that someone is extending the life of this most interesting thread, but I wonder if anyone can equal the great Stieg Larsson!
Here’s what the Guardian said: Lagercrantz’s continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals, although he follows the template in building the plot slowly and methodically. He is, technically, a more adept novelist than Larsson, smoothly switching viewpoint in two sections where characters come under threat from assassins.
Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals.