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'Girl in the Spider's Web' Casts 'Get Out' Star Lakeith Stanfield and 'Blade Runner 2049' Replicant Sylvia Hoeks

'Girl in the Spider's Web' Casts 'Get Out' Star Lakeith Stanfield and 'Blade Runner 2049' Replicant Sylvia Hoeks
From Slashfilm - January 5, 2018

Sony Pictures continues to fill out the cast of The Girl in the Spiders Web, their relaunch of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, with some impressive talent.

The Crown star Claire Foy is already locked down in the lead role of hacker Lisbeth Salander, and Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason is playing her journalist companion Mikael Blomkvist. Now the film has landed Get Out and Death Note star Lakeith Stanfield in a key role, and Blade Runner 2049 co-star Sylvia Hoeks as well.

The Hollywood Reporter has news on the addition to The Girl in the Spiders Web cast, which will see Lakeith Stanfield playing an NSA security expect who is tracking Salander. Will he prove to be an adversary or an ally to Lisbeth Salander? The official synopsis of the book on which the film is based seems to indicate the former:

A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor ofMillennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operativessome willing to kill to protect their secrets.

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