Nov 05, 2015 11:29 AM EST

Alicia Vikander Rumored as The Girl in the Spider's Web Lead Role

Alicia Vikander Rumored as The Girl in the Spider's Web Lead Role
Rumors are swirling that Alicia Vikander will be starring in the upcoming film, The Girl in the Spider's Web, a continuation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise.  The actress would be replacing Rooney Mara in the lead role. Vikander has seen success over the past couple of years, starring in Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Danish Girl, as well as an upcoming role in Bourne 5.

While The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had decent success, the studio was disappointed in its earnings of $233 million.  They decided that a reboot would be in order, instead of doing a direct sequel.

The new film will be taken from the franchise's fourth book, written by David Lagercrantz.  It will be written by Steven Knight. 

Photo Credit: An Rong Xu for The New York Times
 
 
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