Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) "is set to join Sony and MGM's The Girl in the Spider's Web, the studio's sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on David Lagercrantz's novel, continuing the series by Stieg Larsson, Variety reported.
Krieps joins a cast that includes Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Salander's twin sister, and Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain. Directed by Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe), the film is currently in production in Berlin and Stockholm. Steven Knight wrote the screenplay with the team of Alvarez and Jay Basu.
Director/producer Lysa Heslov (Served Like a Girl) will direct This Is Where It Ends, based on Marieke Nijkamp's YA novel. Deadline reported that the film rights were recently optioned by the Gotham Group, producers behind The Maze Runner franchise.
"In writing This Is Where It Ends, Marieke Nijkamp gave rise to what is unfortunately a very real and relevant issue," said Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks, which published the novel. "In doing so, she also created a safe space for teens and adults to discuss gun violence, bullying, and the many faces of love. I'm so grateful to the Gotham Group and Lysa Heslov for seeing the significance of this story and helping it reach an even larger audience."
Heslov commented: "When I read This Is Where It Ends, I knew immediately it was a timely and immensely important piece. I feel passionately that this is a story that desperately needs to be told."