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Natalie Portman: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

Natalie Portman: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

Natalie Portman keeps her head down and hides underneath her Nike cap as she arrives at LAX airport on Saturday (May 8) in Los Angeles.

The 28-year-old actress possibly might star as Lisbeth in director David Fincher‘s upcoming film adaptation of Swedish author Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy (the first being The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).

Deadline reports other big name actresses are also up for the role including Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Mia Wasikowska, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Thirlby, and Scarlett Johansson.

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  • lola

    I love Natalie. I really do. But there is no way she could pull of the role of Lisbeth. In fact I don’t think any of the actresses listed (many of whom I like) could pull it off. They need an unknown and ideally a Swede, that is if they are still planning on setting the movie in Sweden. I hate that the are Americanizing this movie. Why can’t native English speakers just watch movies with subtitles?? And I am native English speaker before you start attacking me for my comment.

  • Abby850

    Dman! Is Hollywood going to make a remake of every good foreign movie?!? What’s going on with filmmaking in the States.

  • Abby850

    @lola:
    Exactly. Is it because of subtitles? Is it just creativity going to waste? Where did the amazing american screenwriters and directors go? Fantastic movies are rare from americans lately.

  • http://deleted Jo

    if she gets this role…she’ll be in 2 movies with Brad Pitt

  • Shanna

    Oh please no!!!!!!!!!!!! Natalie Portman is way too beautiful to be Lisbeth Salander!!!! All those other actresses listed are WRONG as well! Scarlett Johansson and her big boobs? Lisbeth Salander is supposed to be anorexic looking, she even gets implants in the second book. Keira Knightley???? Absolutely NOT at ALL! Way too gorgeous! Cast an unknown!!!!!

  • Shanna

    And Ellen Page? Ew, Juno can NOT play Lisbeth Salander!!! Lisbeth is skinny and scrawny and not traditionally beautiful. These girls would be all wrong for the part, even Natalie is nowhere near tough enough for the role, no matter how much I like her. Natalie’s voice is far too sweet.

  • Shanna

    oh, on an unrelated note, Natalie probably just arrived from Paris, since she is carrying a bag from Laduree…

  • guest

    are you kidding me natalie portman can play this role she def is anorexic have you seen her body lately boyish nothing and in these pix another very young nice look shes showing off she never looks good never ever

  • Cheery

    All these options are awful. Maaaybe Ellen Page would be ok, but really they should cast an unknown.

  • delia

    looks like she took her grammas coat and wrapped a belt around it she has no style whatsoever

  • sweetness

    I have watch all 3 of those The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo..and there is no American actress who’ll be able to match the performance of that Swedish actress. She was phenomenal.
    Natalie Portman..cast as Lisbeth. FAIL.

  • Celia

    Natalie Portman, Ellen Page, or Mila Kunis would all be perfect for the role. Natalie is a little older than Lisbeth, but she looks so young so that doesn’t matter.

  • dfsdf

    The Swedish version has already been released in theatres in North America. People just don’t want to watch it.

  • scrug

    @lola: totally agreed with you about all

  • brightside

    Noomi Rapace was amazing as Lisbet Salander! Why change this? Much as I love Natalie, this is all wrong. HW should stay away from this movie. It’s been done, it’s been done good and an American remake is a terrible idea. What’s wrong with reading the subtitles!
    Brilliant trilogy! I read all three – unputtadownable!

  • Jess

    If the choise is between the actresses mentioned Ithink that K-Stew is the only one of them that could do the part of Lisbeth Salander justice. but that’s my thoughts.

  • brightside

    @Abby850:
    No creativity! They have to steal it from other countries!

  • http://JUSTJARED greatactress

    like her hat

  • Anna

    Natalie’s Unofficial website has already stated Natalie will not be doing this role

    Nice to see her here, More Natalie please

  • Anna

    I don’t think anyone of those girls that’s up for the role, can play lisbeth salander =S.. They need to find someone that short and thin. I agree with the one who said they should cast an unknown person.

  • lexy hates bilson

    From the reviews it seems the Swedish version is very good. I don’t think America is ready for the American version since there are several rapes scenes and lots of sex. If you look at the reviews that appears to be the #1 complaint – the sexual violence. I would imagine those who haven’t read the book are appalled by it and those who have are probably unnerved by actually having to watch.
    -
    Love Natalie but I don’t think she or anyone of the actresses mentioned could pull it off. In fact, we should leave this one alone!

  • Pernille

    What the hell is up with the title- it doesn’t show a deeper theme AT ALL!

  • laterna

    @lola:
    I’m totally agree with you, Lola. Who needs to discover America ones more? The Swedish version is well enough and because of world famous stars they think it will be something better. No way!

  • Alice

    She looks like a BEGGAR. Had never seen someone so tasteless

  • Tanny

    I think Kristen Stewart would make an awesome Lisbeth. She can be just awkward enough to do that character justice.

  • pickles

    I adore Natalie. But No. No, no, and no. To do it right (and why do it at all!) they will need someone like the girl who was in Lovely Bones. She might be too young, but someone like her. Problem is they are looking for a BIG NAME to get people interested in seeing a movie that doesn’t even have to be made. Even if it is David Fincher.

  • http://jain jain

    i see Hollywood is up to it’s favorite trick, lets take a great film and make a substandard version! Let’s americanise the whole of the film industry. Sweden has made a fantastic version of this book, beating Hollywood hands down. I have yet to see any classic film remade better by hollywood. Just because american audiences have dumbed down and can’t cope with subtitles doesn’t mean the reat of the world has followed suit..

  • Anita

    Whaaaaaat? I just watched this in theatres like 3 weeks ago. Learn to read people! And the language is close enough to English (Germanic origin), very easy to follow!
    I agree with everyone else, they should cast an unknown for both Lisbeth and Michael’s roles.

  • Anita

    Although they really shouldn’t be making the movie at all …

  • Jones

    The best actress to play the role is Noomi Rapace who plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film. No other actress can compare. She was BRILLIANT. She IS Lisbeth Salander. I’m so opposed to yet another American version of a perfectly good European story. If Fincher was smart, he’d go with a complete unknown. But if the actresses that are listed above really are up for the role, then Fincher is an idiot.

  • the truth

    Don’t know rather are not she will do it anyway. Since she said that she don’t like to take her clothes off. The role is a good one if she wants to do it.Love her anyway. Jared i hope you post her like you did rachel bilson last week. Natalie does has sense to work. What with hiding her face?

  • So Judgemental

    Important Artifacts And Personal Property From The Collection Of Lenore Doolan And Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion And Jewelry is Portman’s pet project. She talked Brad into doing it and getting him to use Plan B to purchase the rights tot he novel. So there is no way she is going to take on a role that would jeopardize that project.

    Carey Mulligan will work for the role.

  • Laura25

    The swedish film industry is big enough to make a good movie, if HW want to make a movie with same line story, will end on DVDs!
    About Natalie now, I like her very much, but here she look sad or tired !

  • alexandra

    The Swedish adaptation of the Swedish novel was EXCELLENT. And for those who think (myself included) that the movie is rarely as good as the book — this version mirrored the book superbly. I have nothing but superlatives for this already perfect adaptation. Why would anyone even think that another version was necessary or even desired?

  • Blomkvist

    I have seen the first and 3rd Swedish versions of the books and they are phenom. It does not need to be re made and certainly not with those ridiculously badly suggested actresses.

  • hhhheee

    Ellen Page could do the part…. but not as good as Noomi

  • lucas

    @Abby850: if it was just about the subtitles why not just dub it.

    and I have to agree that Natalie is too pretty. Same for Scarlett. Carey borderline. Ellen is getting closer.
    Keira has been tossed around but then they are really going off the original cause she’s not only too pretty but she’s too taller.

  • Madonna

    @Jones: Hi I would like to agree with you 100%. I’m sick and tired of the Americans remaking other people’s movies because of their ego and greed. The girl that played the ORIGINAL Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace you would be hard pressed to find anyone that could play the part as well as she did. I must admit I loathe sub tittled movies as I feel I miss out trying to read everything and miss what’s going on visually. To my surprise 2 minutes into the movie I was that engrossed, it didn’t worry me in the slightest and didn’t want the story to end. I will not be going to the inferior remake of this movie if the Americans get their hands on it and will encourage everyone I speak to, to do the same and see the original. Americans need to stop thinking they’re the best at everything because they’re not.

  • amanda

    PLease, just watch the swedish version! It is actually good! And I agree, there is no actress who can play the role better than Noomi Rapace (who played Lisbeth in the swedish films) If you see the movies u will realise that she truly IS Lisbeth!!

  • http://laureenfoat@yahoo.com Crapside

    I happen to like her dodging from paparazzi look. You can still see she is beautiful with a Nike cap on. I like her coat. Easy getaway outfit and in good taste.

    Please more on Natalie Portman. At least she is working! Oh! That is why she does not get as much hits in jj. She is busy working NOT busy media media wh*ring!

  • Anne

    @Alice: She doesn’t look like a beggar. She is only wearing sports clothes and trying to pass unnoticed.

  • jen

    the swedish version of this film was one of the most amazing films i have seen recently noomi was amazing as lisbeth and i think that america should leave well alone…

  • MOISÉS IBRAHIM

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  • MOISÉS IBRAHIM

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