(Eds: Adding punctuations in the headline) Los Angeles, Dec 6 (PTI) Actor Sverrir Gudnason will play the role of Mikael Blomquist in the film “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”.

The 39-year-old Norwegian actor, who recently appeared in “Borg vs McEnroe”, joins Claire Foy in the movie, reported Variety.

Foy will play the role of Lisbeth Salander in the film, which is based on the fourth installment of the “Millennium” series.

Actor Claes Bang has been cast as the antagonist in the film, which will be directed by Fede Alvarez.

Production is set to begin in January in Berlin and Stockholm, with a release date of October 19, 2018.

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