Claire Foy in negotiations to star in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'

| Updated: May 17, 2017 00:13 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 16 (ANI): 'Queen Elizabeth' is all set to become 'The Girl' in the 'Spider's Web'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Claire Foy, who stars as Queen Elizabeth on Netflix's 'The Crown,' is Sony's choice to step up to the keyboard to play hacker Lisbeth Salander in its adaptation of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'. Fede Alvarez is all set to direct the project, which is seen as a re-launch of the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' franchise. According to sources, the studio wanted a new actress to play the role and the finalists came down to Foy and Felicity Jones. The 'Crown' star has the offer, according to insiders, but scheduling is one of the challenges that need to be worked out. Noomi Rapace starred in the Swedish-language trilogy, which was an international hit and catapulted her onto the worldwide stage. Rooney Mara played the part in the 2011 film directed by David Fincher and received an Academy Award nomination. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' released in 2011, was based on the first of the three detective novels centering on journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Salander,w hcih was written by by Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. The new film project would be based on the fourth book in the series, which was written by David Lagercrantz and released in 2015. (ANI)