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'The Crown' Star Claire Foy to Star in 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web'

Kelly Woo
2017 Toronto International Film Festival - 'Breathe' Premiere - Arrivals

Claire Foy is transforming from a queen to a girl with a dragon tattoo.

The Emmy-nominated star of "The Crown" has been cast as Lizbeth Salander in "The Girl in the Spider's Web," the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

She takes over from Rooney Mara (in the American version) and Noomi Rapace (the Swedish version) to portray the titular character in the adaptationo of Stieg Larsson's bestselling books.

Foy won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for her performance as a young Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's "The Crown." And Sunday, she's up for an Emmy.

The sequel is a long time coming, as "Dragon Tattoo" was released in 2011. David Fincher had initially planned to film two follow-ups, "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest," back to back. Those projects fell apart, and Sony decided to reboot the franchise with a new director (Fede Alvarez) and a new star.

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is slated for release Oct. 19, 2018.