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The Crown may have lost out at the TV BAFTAs on Sunday night (May 14), but its star Claire Foy isn’t wasting any time moping.

According to Variety, she’s in talks to star in not one, but two, major upcoming movies — all pretty A-list for an actress who’s so far made her name on TV in shows like The Crown and Wolf Hall, not to mention the 2009 adaptation of Little Dorrit, when she first came to our attention.

First up is First Man, the next feature by wunderkind director Damien Chazelle, who’s got the world at his feet thanks to smash hit La La Land. Billed as a biopic of Neil Armstrong, it’s been written by Spotlight scribe Josh Singer and is due to land slap bang in the middle of awards season in 2018. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, then check out who Claire would be starring alongside: only Ryan bloomin’ Gosling.

It’s not yet clear who Claire is in the running to play in that film, but the role she’s up for in the second movie is an iconic one, and our Claire’s used to those, having played queens Elizabeth II and Anne Boleyn.

She could be set to star in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the latest reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. If the talks go well, then Claire would be the latest actress to play Lisbeth Salander, the misanthropic goth at the heart of the series of books by Stieg Larsson.

Lisbeth was of course played originally by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish film series, then Rooney Mara in the 2011 American reboot, who scored an Oscar nomination for her efforts.

Wait a minute. Claire Foy, playing a hardcore computer hacker with various piercings, tattoos and an asymmetrical haircut?

It seems that way. The team behind the relaunch looks promising too: It’s being directed by Fede Álvarez, known for horror hits The Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe, while writing the script is Steven Knight, whose recent work includes Peaky Blinders and Taboo.

Can you see Claire as Lisbeth?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.