Sony Sets David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for December 21, 2011; Daniel Craig Still in Talks to Star

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Sony has placed David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo into prime awards/box-office position: December 21, 2011. This falls in line with our story back in May that the film was scheduled for December 2011.  However, there’s no confirmation if the movie is being shot back-to-back with the book’s sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Dragon Tattoo still has no lead actors, although Variety reports that Daniel Craig is still in negotiations to play the lead male role of disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist.   But the role attracting the most attention is that of asocial but brilliant hacker/researcher Lisbeth Salander.  Actresses mentioned in connection with the role include Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), and Carey Mulligan (An Education).  Deadline reports that Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame) are also possible contenders for the part.  Variety contends that Sony is likely to go with an unknown.  Fincher is reportedly “telling actresses to working on their Swedish accents, which indicates the novel may not Americanized.”  Hit the jump to learn more about the novel.

Here’s the official product description of the bestselling novel via Amazon.com:

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

The book has already been adapted into a Swedish film by Niels Arden Oplev.  It is currently available to Watch Instantly on Netflix.




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  • Kring

    Fincher's a great director but why does he feel the need to remake this!? It's like a year old AND it's a great movie! Is it because the American public cannot grasp the contcept of a film being from… dare I say it… another country?

  • Koroko

    The ONLY reason I'm not spitting fire on this remake is because Fincher is directing (He's my favourite director). I'm following this with alot of hope, and skepticism.

  • InfiniteMonkey

    Yeah mate. For the American audience, it needs to be dumbed down. A protaganist carries a gun, the antagonist chases him. Protagonist turns around and shoots the antagonist. That's the gist of what its all about. lol!

    Oh yeah, they cannot stand reading subtitles. LOLZ!

    The original is way cool, just like the original of Let The Right One In. Now there's another dumbing down remake coming up. LOLZ!

  • Nickula11

    Fincher is THE MAN now that Kubrick isn't with us anymore and I have full faith in him.
    Mia Wasikowska would be pretty great in the role, I've seen her with short hair recently and she has the look. It's funny, but smoking is a big part of Lisbeths character and I hope they keep that.

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