Daniel Craig after a Dragon Tattoo?

May star in David Fincher’s adaptation

 

Daniel Craig could be about to beat Brad Pitt to the lead role in David Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Reports earlier this year suggested that Pitt was waiting on the first draft of the flick (written by Steve Zaillan) before he signed on to the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. That script was delivered on 1 June.

But Daniel Craig is obviously getting a bit bored what with Bond 23 stalled indefinitely, and he’s taking a look at the role as well. Which will either light a fire under Pitt, or ignite a fierce battle between the two.

Naturally there’s no deal yet sealed, but Craig is definitely “in talks”. Meanwhile, everybody from Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page and Natalie Portman have been attached to the killer role of hacker Lisbeth, who shares a relationship with Blomkvist.

Fincher, however, is keen to cast an unknown actress in the role. Next up for Craig is shooting Cowboys & Aliens with Jon Favreau.

Source: [Deadline]

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    • TheMovieGuy

      Jun 4th 2010, 19:16

      Craig trumps Pitt all the way for that role! And Ellen Page is best of the three named.

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    • MikeyRix

      Jun 6th 2010, 17:45

      Oh my Christ, NEITHER of them. They're too blonde/ pretty to be Blomkvist. Yeah, the character is described as good-looking and a bit of a womaniser but neither Pitt nor Craig suit being Blomkvist in my eyes. Mikey

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