Here's the Story Behind The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Recast

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 9/24/2018 | Amanda Prahl
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The last time American viewers saw Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander on the big screen, it was 2011, when the English-language remake of the Swedish film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starred Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. The movie was produced by the Sony-owned Columbia Pictures, the company that owns the rights to Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy of books and the subsequent books in that universe authored after Larsson's 2004 death. For fans of the 2011 film, Mara was the perfect Lisbeth — so the announcement in 2017 that the series would be recast with The Crown's Claire Foy was met with some puzzlement. Before the new film, The Girl in the Spider's Web, debuts in November, here's as much of the story as we know.

Larsson's Millennium Trilogy was originally adapted into a Swedish-language film trilogy starring Noomi Rapace; the 2011 film was an English-language remake of the first in that trilogy. After 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was well received by audiences and critics, director David Fincher expressed an interest in filming the other two adaptations (The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) back to back. Script...
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