First pics of ‘The Crown’ star Claire Foy’s dramatic new look in ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ sequel

Claire Foy has revealed her radical transformation for her role in the movie adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was published in 2015, but the novel was not written by Millennium series creator Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004.

Belatedly following Daniel Craig’s 2011 movie, the new film will see The Crown star Claire Foy take over the role of Swedish computer hacker Lisbeth Salander from American actress Rooney Mara.

Director Fede Alvarez commented last year: “I couldn’t be more thrilled about Claire taking the reins of the iconic Lisbeth Salander. Claire is an incredible, rare talent who will inject a new and exciting life into Lisbeth.”

Foy unveiled her bold new haircut while attending a photo call for the movie with her co-stars in Stockholm.

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The movie is filming in Berlin and Stockholm, from a script by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released in cinemas on 26 October 2018.