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Daniel Craig: Guy with the Dragon Tattoo!

Daniel Craig: Guy with the Dragon Tattoo!

Daniel Craig will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the big screen adaptation of the Stieg Larsson-written novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, set for a December 21, 2011 release.

Deadline reports that starting early fall, the 42-year-old British actor will film in Sweden with director David Fincher (The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Panic Room, Fight Club).

Candidates to play the female lead include Ellen Page (Juno), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame).

Over the weekend, Daniel and director Jon Favreau promoted his upcoming sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.

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# 1

Great casting – perfect! Emily Browning would be perfect!

# 2
lexy hates bilson @ 07/26/2010 at 6:32 pm

Still not sure I agree with remaking this – the Swedish version is very good but he’s not a bad choice.

# 3

It’s GREAT casting!!!

# 4

Yes, I like Daniel Craig as Bloomkvist. I’ve never heard of Emily Browning. I don’t know about Ellen Page, doesn’t seem quite right somehow.

# 5

Emily Browning <3
The role is very interesting, Lisbeth Salander(in the book) is a very intelligent girl+what makes it more interesting for me,a hacker ;D

# 6

Craig really looks like AKA Blomkvist. I love it!!!

# 7

@lexy hates bilson:

David Fincher can make anything good.

# 8

I still don’t understand why they need to do a remake! The originals one are great!

# 9

He will be great!

This film is going to bomb at the box office it might make some money in the states but will not in the European Box office market because the original fillm they are ripping off just came out end of last year and was very very good. So good luck with them wasteing their time and money on a lesser version of the original film,

I can imagine Daniel as Blomkvist. But how about Lisbeth?

Brilliant!!! Dan is an excellent choice!

I wasn’t too sure about a remake either, but I think with David Fincher and Dan this film could be really really good.

So yes, here’s to Dan!!!

Bond as Blomqvist? I’m having a hard time seeing that… but on the other hand I’m swedish so I have Micke Nyqvist in mind everytime I hear Mikael Blomqvist…
As for Lisbeth – non of the girls mentioned will manage to pull off the role as Noomi did… but the american version will be much more dull as well…

Noomi Rapace is BEST

I just watched this movie last night, and it was amazing. I really don’t understand the remaking of it as most people in this country (US) are literate and it’s not hard to follow with subtitles at all. Also watched ‘Let the Right one In’ and loved it and I think they are remaking that one too. The Swedes have always made great films and Hollywood is really out of original ideas. On the plus side, atleast now it doesn’t look like Kristen Stewart is still in the running for Lisbeth.

Way to go dan!!!
He’s going to be a busy boy with all
these franchises, with possible sequals to C&A
and a further possible 2 Tintin films, if successful, along
with the Millenium trilogy and Bond 23……
should keep him going for the next couple of years!

It´s possible Dan will play a great Blomkvist, even more than Michael Nyqvist´ version, but one girl (any of this list) better than Noomi Rapace????… I don´t think so. She´s amazing, she´s Lisbeth. Sweden version (both movies and tv-mini series) are great

Good! Now all we need is either Ellen Page or Léa Seydoux as Lisbeth.
Ellen Barkin as Cecilia Vanger
Vera Farmiga as Erika Berger
Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger

@Tata:

The originals are good, but I felt they were lacking something. Especially since I watched them right after I read the books. The Swedish versions left a lot of the storyline vacant, which was annoying. I also don’t think they Swedish versions were as graphic as the books. They still seemed too toned down. I think David Fincher (the director of Se7en, Fight Club, etc) will do a better job of portraying just how dark and violent and disturbing the books are.

why the heck to they always need to do an american remake ????
like with “Death at a Funeral”, the british version is so good as it is, how is it better to have the exact same with american actors ??
I REALLY DON’T GET THE POINT.

Ellen Barkin as Cecilia Vanger? YEEEEY! That’s great.

do ya think Broadway had anything to do with being offered/accepting/networking across the country/ in accepting any of these roles? or a great agent? or hotness? or his negotiating skills? or his hot ness? or his PFA? or his hotness? or ———-hell, the man is one talented man. period. and a little dabble of multipersonality disorder going on doesn’t hurt either!! (ah, Mendel, I am afraid the man will be over this side the pond for a while. surry. you can have him back when he turns a sexxy 50 yrs old or so. Actually, I would take him at ANY AAGE!!!!)
(and hey–is that you Faustine? I gots the same email!!!did you read the books? )
HOT DAMN!!! Hot damn hot damn. He is soooo cheeky giving that answer at the Comic con….!!! I HAVE to read ALL the books now to go to sleep with Dan on my brain. yay! yay! Dancing party time for DAN!!!

Girls and Boys—I have been thinking about this alot… and the idea of remaking films are fine. Remaking a film to hit a bigger audience won’t take away from the film if it is instinctively GREAT! so, let the rest of the world decide and more money be made with different people. and Dan is gonna be awesome. (and that earlier character description was WAY off on the similarities between Dan and Mike)

HI MENDELWOW-JESS> DIH>DCGIRL>and FAUSTINE!!!

right!! so much for those idiots who said that daniel craig would have no meaningful film career without james bond. where are they now???

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