Blade Runner 2049 star Sylvia Hoeks in talks to join The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel

FP Staff

Oct 23, 2017 12:21:16 IST

The sequel to the hugely successful The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has reportedly found another cast member, with the breakout star of Blade Runner 2049, Sylvia Hoeks, joining Sony’s latest franchise revamp, The Girl in the Spider’s Web as reported by Variety.

Blade Runner 2049 star Sylvia Hoeks in talks to join The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel

Sylvia Hoeks in a still from Blade Runner 2049. YouTube

According to the report, Sylvia is in talks to play the evil twin of the main character Lisbeth Salander being played by Claire Foy. Although there has been no comment from Sony Pictures on the reported casting of Sylvia Hoeks so far, it has been confirmed that Fede Alvarez, of the 2016 horror hit Don't Breathe fame, is directing the sequel.

The film is an adaptation of the 2015 book The Girl in the Spider’s Web, written by David Lagercrantz. This is the fourth installment of the Millennium Series, and the first not being authored by the original creator Steig Larsson, who died in 2004.

This is also the first time that a book of the series is being adapted directly into an English language film as the previous books were first adapted into three Swedish language films. While the English language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starred Roony Mara in the lead role, the sequel will have an entirely new cast.

As the Dutch actor Sylvia Hoek’s joins Claire Foy in the highly anticipated new star cast, she is definitely reaping the rewards of her acclaimed performance as Luv, the villainous character of Blade Runner 2049. Hoeks is also lined up to play Leigh in All the Devil's Men alongside William Fichtner, a film about a bounty hunter forced to travel to London on a manhunt for a CIA operative.

The Girl in the Spider’ Web is set to start filming in January 2018 and due for release in October 2018.

Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 12:21:16 IST