STAR­RING: Claire Foy

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In the present, Lis­beth Sa­lan­der (Foy) is a righter of wrongs against women and a com­puter hacker for hire. She is tasked by rogue pro­gram­mer Frans Balder (Ricky Ger­vais’ fre­quent side­kick Stephen Mer­chant) to re­trieve from the US Gov­ern­ment a game-chang­ing file of his cre­ation that can ac­cess mis­sile sys­tems around the world. He wants it de­stroyed be­fore it can be used for ne­far­i­ous pur­poses. But when Lis­beth gets hold of the file – then loses it to the bad guys – her ac­tion-packed mis­sion to get it back has her run­ning bang into her dis­turbed and vi­o­lent past. This lat­est in­stal­ment of The Girl with the Dragon Tat­too series seems to be tar­get­ing Ja­son Bourne ter­ri­tory. While that aim may not be quite true, Foy, who has shed The Crown twin-sets and pearls in favour of biker boots and a bad at­ti­tude, is a queen of anger and pain. (Out now)

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