The Girl in the Spider's Web is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez and Fede Alvarez.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, September 17, 2018 released the trailer:
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - International Trailer.

Story intro

In Stockholm, Sweden, vigilante hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by computer programmer Frans Balder to retrieve Firefall, a program capable of accessing the world's nuclear codes that he developed for the National Security Agency, as Balder believes it is too dangerous to exist. Lisbeth successfully retrieves Firefall from the NSA's servers, attracting the attention of agent Edwin Needham, but is unable to unlock it, and the program is later stolen from her by mercenaries led by Jan Holtser, who also attempt to kill Lisbeth. When she does not attend their scheduled rendezvous, Balder mistakenly believes Lisbeth decided to keep Firefall for herself and contacts Gabrielle Grane, the deputy director of the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), who moves Balder and his young son August to a safehouse. Meanwhile, Needham tracks the unauthorized login to Stockholm and arrives to seek Lisbeth and Firefall. Lisbeth asks her hacker friend Plague for help and they contact Lisbeth's former lover, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, for help identifying her assailants. Blomkvist learns Holtser previously worked for Lisbeth's late father, crime lord Alexander Zalachenko, and is now affiliated with an elusive international crime syndicate known as "The Spiders". Lisbeth puts surveillance on Balder's safehouse, and when it is attacked, intervenes to protect Balder and his son. She is intercepted by Holtser, who kills Balder, frames Lisbeth, and kidnaps August. Lisbeth pursues them in a stolen police car and is able to rescue August and take him to another safe house, where she confirms that he is the only one capable of unlocking Firefall.


Claire Foy
Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker
Beau Gadsdon
Young Lisbeth Salander
Sverrir Gudnason
Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist for Millennium and lover/partner of Lisbeth
Lakeith Stanfield
Edwin Needham, a National Security Agency (NSA) security expert
Sylvia Hoeks
Camilla Salander, Lisbeth's estranged sister
Carlotta von Falkenhayn
Young Camilla Salander
Stephen Merchant
Frans Balder, a terminated employee of the NSA
Vicky Krieps
Erika Berger, the publisher of Millennium
Claes Bang
Jan Holtser, Camilla's accomplice
Christopher Convery
August Balder, Frans' son
Synnøve Macody Lund
Gabriella Grane, the deputy director of the Swedish Security Service (Säpo)
Cameron Britton
Plague, a close associate of Lisbeth - a computer expert to whom she reaches out when she needs assistance
Andreja Pejić
Sofia, Lisbeth's lover/partner
Mikael Persbrandt
Alexander Zalachenko, father to Lisbeth and Camilla Salander
Volker Bruch
Peter Ahlgren


Principal photography began in January 2018 in Berlin;, Leipzig Airport then moved to Hamburg February 2 - 4, for filming at the Kattwyk Bridge; and ended in April 2018, in Stockholm.

The film The Girl in the Spider's Web was scheduled to be released on October 24, 2018 (Rome), on October 26, 2018 (Sweden), on November 9, 2018 (United States and Canada, United States), on November 21, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on November 22, 2018 (Germany) by Columbia Pictures, ACME, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, InterCom, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Warner Bros., Netflix and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. With a budget of $43 million, the film grossed over $35.2 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Girl in the Spider's Web got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Girl in the Spider's Web (film)

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