LOS ANGELES, April 15 — The cast and director of the latest Millennium movie The Girl in the Spider’s Web are currently filming in Stockholm – the home town of tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy following Salander, played by British actress Claire Foy and Blomkvist, played by Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnanson, who this time find themselves involved in a murky world of cyber security.
The plot involves the US National Security Agency NSA, a savant child and Salander’s long-missing twin sister Camilla, who has taken over their father’s criminal network.
But Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez, known for directing Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe, said there would be less focus on cyber security than in the book and more on getting to know Salander. The movie is based on the book written by new author David Lagercrantz. Larsson died from a heart attack in 2004. The books by Larsson have sold more than 80 million copies in 50 countries. Salander was made famous in the first, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was made into a Hollywood film with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in 2011.
Foy, famous for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series “The Crown”, said she loved the character but that she did not own it, saying the character belonged to the readers and people’s imaginations.
Gudnanson, who played real-life Swedish tennis icon Bjorn Borg in the movie ‘Borg/McEnroe’, said every actor brings something new to a character and that by switching the actors it can turn into something completely different. The movie is scheduled to be released in November. — Reuters