Today, David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finally got its Lisbeth Salander by casting Rooney Mara in the role of the troubled-but-brilliant hacker. Tonight, Heat Vision reports that actress Noomi Rapace, who played Salander in the original Swedish adaptation, is looking to make her stateside debut. According to THR, Rapace arrived in Hollywood this past weekend and met or will be meeting with “filmmakers McG, Joe Roth (Freedomland), Brett Ratner and Ridley Scott, as well as producers Avi Arad and Di Bonaventura Pictures, production execs Marc Evans at Parmamount and Greg Silverman at Warner Bros.”
Rapace earned herself a Best Actress Guldbagge (the Swedish equivalent of the Oscar) for her performance in Dragon Tattoo. She speaks fluent English and wisely decided not to include herself in the running to reprise her role as Salander in Fincher’s remake (no one wants to be typecast as a troubled-but-brilliant hacker). She did return to play Salander in both the Swedish versions of the sequels The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.