If you've seen Mindhunter, the phenomenal Netflix drama about two cops who investigated the psychology of (and basically came up with the definition of) serial killers, then you will be well aware of what a terrifying bastard Cameron Britton is in his role as murderer Edmund Kemper.

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However, thankfully, it turns out that in real life, Britton looks decidedly less scary.

Just take a look at his Instagram account to get an idea for yourself.

Now, Britton's unnerving portrayal of the disturbed (and disturbing) serial killer has landed him a significant role in The Girl In The Spider's Web, which is the sequel to 2011's acclaimed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

According to Variety, Britton will play a close associate of computer expert Lisbeth - played by Claire Foy - who reaches out to Britton when she needs assistance.

The movie will be directed by Fede Álvarez (Don't Breathe, Evil Dead) and the screenplay was co-written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. Production will commence in January, with the film set to be released on 19 October next year.

The movie is based on the bestselling novel by David Lagercrantz. And if you're thinking: "Hang on? Didn't Stieg Larsson write The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and its follow-ups?," then you're right. He did.

But the Swedish author died in 2004, so Lagercrantz carried on the trilogy with a fourth book, The Girl In The Spider's Web. By all accounts, director David Fincher had wanted to film Larsson's follow-ups back to back, but difficulties with the scriptwriting meant they've yet to see the light of day.

It's been six years since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hit the big screen, and grossed a mouth-watering $232.6 million (£172.4m) at the cinemas.

In November 2015, Sony announced it was rebooting the franchise and turning Lagercrantz's book into the sequel. Not only that, but it's going to be the first book in the series made into an English-language film - which will have an entirely new cast.

That all sounds like a big mess, but with Cameron Britton now attached to the project, we have high hopes that this movie will get the series back on track.

Words: Mischa Pearlman

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