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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

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Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

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Fede Alvarez

Writers:

David Lagercrantz (based on the novel by), Stieg Larsson (with characters introduced in the Millenium series by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Lisbeth Salander
Beau Gadsdon ... Young Lisbeth Salander
Sverrir Gudnason ... Mikael Blomkvist
LaKeith Stanfield ... Ed Needham
Sylvia Hoeks ... Camilla Salander
Carlotta von Falkenhayn ... Young Camilla Salander
Stephen Merchant ... Frans Balder
Christopher Convery ... August Balder
Claes Bang ... Jan Holtser
Synnøve Macody Lund ... Gabriella Grane
Cameron Britton ... Plague
Vicky Krieps ... Erika Berger
Andreja Pejic ... Sofia
Mikael Persbrandt ... Alexander Zalachenko
Thomas Wingrich Thomas Wingrich ... Grane's Home Security

Who Was Almost 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'?

Lisbeth Salander has been played by three different actresses, including Clarie Foy in the newest version of the film The Girl in the Spider's Web. Who else was up for the role?

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Storyline

In Stockholm, Sweden, vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by computer programmer Frans Balder to retrieve Firefall, a program capable of accessing the world's nuclear codes that he developed for the National Security Agency, as Balder believes it is too dangerous to exist. Lisbeth successfully retrieves Firefall from the NSA's servers, attracting the attention of agent Edwin Needham, but is unable to unlock it, and the program is later stolen from her by mercenaries led by Jan Holtser, who also attempt to kill Lisbeth. When she doesn't attend their scheduled rendezvous, Balder mistakenly believes Lisbeth decided to keep Firefall for herself and contacts Gabrielle Grane, the deputy director of the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), who moves Balder and his young son August to a safe-house. Meanwhile, Needham tracks the unauthorized login to Stockholm and arrives to seek Lisbeth and Firefall..

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The Past Never Forgets See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Follow up from David Fincher's 2011 film: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. This jumps to the fourth story in the book series. See more »

Goofs

The tyres on the Ducati change from road tyres to off road tyres (and stay that way) after the leap off the wharf. See more »

Quotes

Lisbeth Salander: I couldn't go back.
Camilla Salander: Why?
Lisbeth Salander: I don't know.
[She pauses as a tear rolls down her cheek]
Lisbeth Salander: You chose him.
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Alternate Versions

In Singapore; the theatrical release was edited in order to obtain an NC16 classification (after the uncut version was passed M18); the distributor chose to remove brief sexual images in three scenes (sight of two characters having sex on a mobile phone screen, a shot of full female nudity and some discreet sexual images in a nightclub). The film remains uncut in all other countries worldwide. See more »

Connections

Featured in Claire Foy: Becoming Lisbeth (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Hideous (SeamlessR & Shaun Law Remix)
Written by Thijs de Vlieger, Micha Heyboer, Milan Heyboer, Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Rene Verdult
Performed by Black Sun Empire & Noisia
Courtesy of Blackout Music NL
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Hollywood desperstion
7 November 2018 | by allantee50See all my reviews

The Milllenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson was adapted into 3 superb movies, in Swedish! all with Naomi Rapace! Hollywood remade the Dragon Tattoo with Daniel Craig, then copped out on the Follow up stories, deciding to jump to book 4 written by David Largercrantz. Does it work? Not really, unless you're comfortable with the same old "go for the maximum return" angle. Hollywood has to do that! Unfortunately their desire to create a female Bond like character is the result. They've made it all so implausible!


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Country:

Germany | Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,810,112, 11 November 2018

Gross USA:

$14,841,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,164,920
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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