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Phantom Thread star Vickey Krieps joins Girl in the Spider's Web

One of the highlights of Paul Thomas Anderson's gorgeous PHANTOM THREAD is the breakout performance of Vicky Krieps, who holds her own against Daniel Day-Lewis in every one of their scenes together. Krieps has been in the business for a while now - she has 40 acting credits according to IMDb - but PHANTOM THREAD is surely the film that is making the rest of the world take notice of her.

Fede Alvarez has certainly taken notice. The DON'T BREATHE helmer has cast Krieps in his new movie, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, Sony's revamped sequel to David Fincher's GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Details on who Krieps will be playing are unknown at the time. The actress joins Claire Foy, who is playing Lisbeth Salander, Sverrir Gudnason, who will be playing Mikael Blomquist, Claes Bang as one of the antagonists, Sylvia Hoeks as Lisbeth's evil twin, Cameron Britton as a computer expert Lisbeth reaches out to when she needs assistance, and Lakeith Stanfield as an NSA agent.

Here's THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB book summary:

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo - a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker - a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it ...

The screenplay was penned by Alvarez, Jay Basu and Steven Knight, based on the book by David Lagercrantz. Shooting is currently underway in Berlin and Stockholm, with a November 9th, 2018 release waiting in the wings.

Source: Variety

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