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The Girl In The Spider's Web Trailer: Claire Foy Is A Calm Crusader

Claire Foy is taking over as Lisbeth Salander in the first trailer for Sony Pictures' Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider's Web.

The first look at the return to the Millennium series of books sees The Crown and Unsane's Foy taking the reins from Rooney Mara, who played the role of the titular girl in the first American adaptation of the book seriesCheck the trailer out for yourself up above.

Introduced as "Lisbeth Salander, the righter of wrongs", this movie seems dead set on making the broken and reluctant heroine of the first movie into someone who is more-or-less Batman, introducing her with a lengthy scene in which she calmly and theatrically strings up an abusive man to rescue an abused woman. 

While accurate to the rather pulpy books, it's a bit of a left turn compared to David Fincher's cold and menacing adaptation of the first book in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But we all know what we really go to these movies for: Gorgeously-shot portrayals of a Swedish winter landscape. Brrr.

The trailer doesn't reveal too much regarding whether or not this movie is supposed to connect at all to Dragon Tattoo, which starred an entirely different cast. 

Beyond that, our main reaction to this footage is a rush of sympathy for all the actresses who have taken on this role, playing a character who was written as being about 90 pounds. Can a girl get a bagel? (Or in Lisbeth's case, a Happy Meal?)

Originally written by the late Stieg Larsson, the Millennium series was revived in 2015 with a fourth book in the series, The Girl with the Spider's Web, written by David Lagercrantz. 

The second and third books, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, were previously adapted as part of the original Swedish trilogy of book adaptations. Those three movies, released in 2009, starred Prometheus' Noomi Rapace in the title role.

The second American Millennium movie is directed by Evil Dead and Don't Breathe director Fede Álvarez, working from a screenplay by Steven Knight, Álvarez, and Jay Basu.

The Girl in the Spider's Web will be out in theaters on November 9.