Alyssa Thorne
Updated Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:15 pm

Rumors have been circulating for quite a while, but now — it’s official. Claire Foy will star in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

She’ll play Lisbeth Salander, a character created by Stieg Larsson. The role has belonged to two other Hollywood faves prior to Foy — Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace. And we’re sure that Salander will, once again, be in good hands.

You probably know Claire Foy from her Emmy-nominated role in The Crown, because she was so good in the Netflix drama. So, y’know. We’re pretty excited about this announcement.

The film is set to be released on October 19th, 2018, though, so we have a ways to go before seeing Foy’s take on the iconic character.

When the announcement was made, Spider’s Web director Fede Alvarez had only great things to say about the actress.

And the film has an all-star crew behind the camera, too. It’ll be written by Steven Knight (who does Peaky Blinders, so we know he’s good). He’s adapting the novel by David Lagercrantz, who continued Larsson’s series.

And Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, and Scott Rudin are attached to produce — so we’ve basically got the dream team here.

We can’t wait to see the next installment of the Millennium series, especially when it’s in all of these capable hands.