The Girl in the Spider’s Web arrives in theaters seven years after the first installment in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo millennium trilogy.
And, it is not based on either of the other books in the series; The Girl Who Played With Fire or The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.
The film tells the story of young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist who find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials – and is based on the book of the same name by David Lagercrantz, who is continuing the millennium series after the death of its creator Stieg Larson. Stieg Larson died in 2004 and the first three books in the series were published posthumously.
None of the actors from the U.S. version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, including Best Actress Oscar nominee Rooney Mara, appear in this film.