Groundbreaking trans model Andreja Pejić has landed her first role in a major motion picture, in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Deadline reports.
The movie is the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), which saw Rooney Mara in the badass role of Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as the journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Seven years later, The Crown’s Claire Foy is set to take over the lead role of Salander, an edgy, outcast queer cyberhacker. Craig’s role will now be played by Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason. No word yet on who exactly Pejić will be playing.
The original American film earned Mara an Oscar nomintion for Best Actress – before that, the entire series was made into Swedish films that became instant cult classics; and those are, of course, adapted from the novels by Stieg Larsson. Spider’s Web is adapted from a novel by David Lagercrantz, continuing the legacy of the late Larsson.
Pejić has walked in fashion shows for major labels including Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, and Jean Paul Gaultier, and also appeared in the David Bowie music video The Stars (Are Out Tonight) alongside Tilda Swinton.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is directed by Fede Alvarez, set for release October 19.