Daniel Craig signs on for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Star confirmed for Fincher's trilogy

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Daniel Craig is a busy man. Not content with playing James Bond and holding an option on a potential Cowboys and Aliens sequel, he's now signed on the dotted line to star in David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. 

Craig will play disgraced financial hack Mikael Blomkvist, who is contacted by an elderly descendent of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families to do some digging over the mysterious disappearance of one of his ancestors over forty years previously.

Deadline reports that filming will begin in Sweden this autumn, which bodes well for fans of both the books and last year’s Swedish-language adaptation, in that it suggests that David Fincher will not be looking to deviate too wildly from the source material to appease an American audience.

Craig has signed on for the entire trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and its two follow-ups, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest) with speculation turning now to who will play his kick-ass accomplice Lisbeth Salander.

Deadline currently has Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska and Sucker Punch’s Emily Browning leading the way to bag the role, although no news has yet to filter through of an official choice. We’d personally like to see Page get the chance to flex her action muscles, particularly given her strong turn in Inception, and the edge she showed in Hard Candy.

With the film slated for a December 21 2011 release date, we should have some more casting news sooner rather than later.

Who do you want to see star opposite Craig? Let us know!

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 27th 2010, 18:37

      The worst kept secret in Hollywood.

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    • s5by5

      Jul 27th 2010, 20:02

      Think Ellen Page is great, but agree with Noomi Rapace that Evan Rachel Wood would rock the socks off it

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 27th 2010, 21:15

      Personally I think Kristen Stewert would make a good Lisbeth.

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    • Rosewood09

      Jul 29th 2010, 14:30

      @ dalidab1982 Are you serious!?! A BB contestant in a film!! Anyone who appears on BB deserves to be shot!!

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    • narmour1

      Jul 30th 2010, 11:09

      NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO... this has ALREADY been made into a film. Learn to f***ing read subtitles you illiterate idiots. Remaking this in English isn't going to add anything new, it'll still be the same bad guy, they will still work out how they did it in the same way, the only difference is that these supposedly Swedish characters will be speaking in English with English or American accents. If you are too stupid to watch a film in the stories mother tongue then you are too stupid to read and breathe and should therefore not be allowed into general society.

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    • Hypsomnia

      Jan 3rd 2011, 17:33

      @dalidab1982 This is David Fincher we're talking about, he's no longer the "Alien 3" David Fincher. I think his remake will be like the recen "Let The Right One In" remake, good but most likely great.

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