Claire Foy removes the crown to play the badass Salander in Sony's 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'

With all the hats and fluffy frills gone, Claire sets out as "the righter of wrongs" in Sony's upcoming movie, 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'.


                            Claire Foy removes the crown to play the badass Salander in Sony's 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'
Claire Foy (Source: Getty Images)

After delivering the demure role as the Queen of England on Netflix's 'Crown', Claire Foy will now be seen as Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy - 'The Girl in the Spider's Web'. A girl in her early twenties, clad in black, her character Salander has mastered the skill of hacking, which has placed her as a private investigator at Milton Security. 

Claire will deliver vengeance as Salander in this movie by Sony. The trailer opens with Salander trapping an abusive husband in her web and transferring half of his money to his wife, who is a victim of domestic violence. She says, "I'm a fan of yours- the CEO who beat up two prostitutes but then got acquitted in court..."

Salander seems to have been posied as the heroine of the #TimesUp movement, the movement that was born on January 1, 2018, as a response to the #MeToo campaign. Salander is re-introduced as "the righter of wrongs, the girl who hurts men who hurt women." It is interesting to see how this film will pan out as it is coming out almost seven years after the Rooney Mara starrier - 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'.

Written as a continuation to the millennial series of Larsson by David Lagercrantz in 2015, the plot of the movie is set to portray a more vulnerable side of Salander where she will have to face her past which includes her twin sister, Camilla (played by Sylvia Hoeks). Probably, the role is most suited for Foy. In spite of the cigarette smoking, bike-riding, badass protector of the weak act it will be interesting to see Salander's inner turmoil come under the limelight, and Claire is just the perfect face to portray that turmoil, reflects Harpers Bazaar.

The trailer has shown Salander racing her way through snow-clad mountains, downtown alleys, and several gun chases. Claire is the third actress in the past decade to play the role of Salander. Yellow Bird, the Swedish film and television studio, had produced a trilogy based on Larsson's original three books where Noomi Rapace had played the role of Salander. It led her to win a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2011. 

In the 2011 American remake, Mara took up the role for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2012. Mara has been hopeful about coming back to play the glorious punk character of Salander. However, she has expressed disappointment on not being called back for the role. As reported on CinemaBlend, she said, "I was hoping to come back, but they decided to do a different thing. It was always a character I wanted to revisit, but that's not what happened." 

Although 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' wasn't a big smash at the box office, it was critically acclaimed and certainly brought out Mara's most intense performance.