Daniel Craig Set for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

6/09/2010 Posted by Admin

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Daniel Craig Set for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Though it has been rumored that Brad Pitt was to re-team with his "Fight Club" director David Fincher on the upcoming remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," another name has emerged to play the film's male lead--Daniel Craig.

According to Deadline: No offers have been made as of yet.

In the story, Blomqvist is a disgraced journalist in Stockholm who is investigating the 40-year-old disappearance of a industrialist's niece on a remote island. His investigations alongside misunderstood rebellious female hacker Lisbeth Salander uncover religious killings, Nazism, rape, child abuse and murder.

Craig, currently filming Jon Favreau's "Cowboys and Aliens," was slated to shoot the next James Bond film at the end of the year. However, MGM's financial difficulties have likely pushed back filming on 007's next adventure into 2011.

The important role of Lisbeth Salander has yet to be cast, though, with names such as Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson offered up as potentials.

Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List," "American Gangster") is penning the script based directly on the book rather than the Swedish-language film.

The rumor mill will always swirl especially when you are talking about a project this high profile, but in my eyes either Pitt or Craig would be a fine choice. Craig is free due to the problems with MGM, and I really think he could fit the role, and perhaps give it a bit more authenticity since he's from Europe. Either way, this role would be a score for any actor.

The film is slated for release in December next year.

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  1. Hrushi said...

    December is a long wait! :O