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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel moves forward without Daniel Craig or Rooney Mara

It's been four years since David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released, but Sony has confirmed it's moving forward with the series.

Except this time around, Fincher won't be involved with the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has parted ways not only with Fincher, but also with original stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

The plan was to follow up the movie based on the first book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series with an adaptation of the second novel, The Girl Who Played With Fire. According to new information, however, Sony will now move directly into its adaptation of the fourth novel, Spider's Web, written by David Lagercrantz.

Although there's no confirmation on who may join the project, The Wrap is reporting that rising star Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) may take over the main role of goth hacker Lisbeth Salander.

The only other name rumored to be attached to the feature is writer Steven Knight (Burnt), who's currently in talks to pen the adaptation for the studio.

There is currently no estimated release date for the film, but more information should become available once pre-production begins.

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