×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Stephen Merchant, Synnøve Macody Lund Board ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”

The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and Lund’s characters are unknown at this time.

The Sony Pictures’ Millennium film is currently in production in Berlin and Stockholm. The movie will be directed by Fede Alvarez, who helmed 2016’s surprise hit “Don’t Breathe” for Sony.

Steven Knight wrote the screenplay with the team of Alvarez and Jay Basu, based on David Lagercrantz’s bestseller. Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon will join Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird in producing the film, while David Beaubaire is the exec on the project.

The film will be released on Nov. 9.

Merchant was most recently seen as Hugh Jackman’s sidekick in the X-Men spinoff “Logan” and just finished directing the dramedy “Fighting With My Family,” which he also wrote and stars in. He is repped by United Agents and WME.

Lund is a Norwegian actress best known for her work on European TV shows such as “Black Widows.” She is repped by The Artist Partnership and Panorama Agency.

More Film

  • IDFA Forum: ’Sisters on Track’ Chronicles

    IDFA Forum: New Doc ‘Tracks’ Sheppard Sisters’ Sprint into the Spotlight (EXCLUSIVE)

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • IDFA: French Helmer Mathieu Rochet Talks

    IDFA: French Helmer Mathieu Rochet 'Chasin’' Trap Music to Its Source (EXCLUSIVE)

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • The Border Fence

    IDFA Film Review: 'The Border Fence'

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’ and ‘Searching’

    ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Searching’ Land China Releases

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • John (Jamie Foxx, left) and Robin

    ‘Robin Hood’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • (L to R) VIGGO MORTENSEN and

    Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Film Festival Honors 'Green Book' With Vanguard Award

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

  • Jay Chou

    Vin Diesel's Fourth 'xXx' Movie Taps Asian Star Jay Chou

    Stephen Merchant and Synnøve Macody Lund have joined the cast of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The thriller currently stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, and “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain. Details behind Merchant and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content