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Claire Foy in the running for The Girl in the Spider’s Web lead


The Crown star Claire Foy has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Rooney Mara as hacker Lisbeth Salander in the follow-up to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Mara played Salander, opposite Daniel Craig, in director David Fincher’s 2011 thriller, but she won’t reprise the role in next year’s planned The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Fincher’s film was a remake of Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish-Danish 2009 movie adaptation of the late Stieg Larsson’s novel, which featured Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. She went on to play the character in two more films.

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The new film has Fede Alvarez attached to direct.

Alicia Vikander was reportedly circling the role, but now sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Foy and Felicity Jones are the two finalists for the role.

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