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Daniel Craig & Rooney Mara: 'Tattoo' Twosome in Sweden

Daniel Craig & Rooney Mara: 'Tattoo' Twosome in Sweden

Daniel Craig and co-star Rooney Mara get back to work on their new film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, on Friday (May 6), in Stockholm, Sweden.

Rooney, 26, got into her character, Lisbeth Salander, with a cropped jet black hairdo and an all black wardrobe while shooting a motorcycle scene.

Daniel, meanwhile, was spotted in a pair of jeans and a black coat around the film’s set, which was sprayed with artificial snow to make it look like winter.

The 43-year-old British actor will also be lending his voice to the BBC Earth Films feature One Life.

Daniel will narrate the natural history documentary, which captures the Darwinian struggle for survival, highlighting the connection between human and animals, Variety reports.

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  • Lydia Roberts

    It would be good if they also cast some of Hollywood’s other most famous Swedish stars such as Malin Åkerman, Dolph Lundgren and Lena Olin in the future Hollywood versions of The Girl Who Played with Fire and/or The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

  • Mark Buffalo

    I’m glad that Daniel Craig has been doing several American mainstream movies including Cowboys & Aliens, Dream House, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo instead of just doing James Bond or British films.
    I hope that they set the new James Bond film in the the U.S. and that they include several famous American actors. They have excluded the U.S. from the film series since Licence To Kill (1989). It would be amazing to see Daniel Craig as James Bond in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas settings.

  • Julia

    Daniel is so cool as usual, but I don’t get Rooney’s hair!!

  • Ka simply Amazing !!!!!!!


  • Stockholmare

    Anyone know the exact filming locations?
    E det nån som vet var de filmar? Skulle vara häftigt att se inspelningsplatsen…på respektfullt avstånd givetvis

  • Sara

    Put on ”Goth” make up, Rooney!

  • pigbearman

    this movie is taking forever to make

  • pigbearman

    and oh yeah rooney is 26 – she just had a birthday

  • Ramze

    I love very very new film هو عجوز يستطيع التمثيل هذا لا صدق

  • Lee

    Oh, I didn’t know that. Happy Birthday, Rooney!

  • Guinness

    Hey new thread! Not a bad start…not vulgar haters at least.

    To address the Dolph Ludgren and such—it was rumored here that he turned any roles offered down cuz he wanted to focus more on his career in being smart rather than acting… and as for the other Swedish actors…well, Dan has been “bringing the money” and this movie will make the most money in the USA so, hence, therefore, ego, no unknowns will be starring in it. (Rooney was hand-picked by Fincher who knew he was gonna be a star–along with rooney–after the last movie they made) ok. that is all speculation by Guinness–Callling all experts–did i make a little sense of it all?
    And I am still waiting for some classic goth as well, but damn if Noomi didn’t take all the great looks and they can’t copy now can they? Maybe if Rooney would be heavier on the make up? And more spikes somewhere??? the hair is good. boots could be different. and more dark purple and reds… and some black lace on her arms/gloves….. and big jewelry? skulls/crosses/spikes. Whips. leather. spiked heels–no, wait, that is me and Dan’s trailer…never mind those last items…

    I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!! look at that smirk–Oh oh oh oh oh oooohhhhhh!

  • to 7

    this movie is taking forever to make
    They shoot it until this month. Well, Daniel signed to play the trilogy.

  • Ash

    Thank you for the new photos, Jared! I love Daniel as Mikael Blomkvist. I think it was really great call.

  • elizabeth

    Wow! He always looks fabulous but especially so here.

  • to 5
  • Vesper

    Daniel is so gorgeous!! Rooney is just not doing it for me though, Noomi Rapace was excellent as Lisbeth.

  • she

    looks much more like Lisbeth from the book than Noomi did.
    Rooney looks like I imagine her while reading the book. Liked Noomi’s interpretation too, but had to get used to it while watching her.
    Go to the novel on page 47/48 and there it is: Larsson descibing Rooney Mara with the look in these pics.
    (Don’t know whether it is on the same pages in all translations, it’s about 8 pages into chapter 2.
    Rooney, you rock!

  • Inge

    Rooney should draw her eyebrow. That’ll fix her good!

  • elizabeth

    + I really do love him and Rachel together, I hope they last. Per the blind item going around about Aronofsky/Portman. I hope if it is true, it will shake the negative connotations directed towards the timeline of their relationship.

  • shopping?

    EmelieMarsh: Just saw Daniel Craig at Acne in Stockholm. I really recognised him and quickly had to hinder the kiss on cheek and big hug building in me.

  • Rachel

    He’s in Sweden.She’s where? Vienna? If that’s true, they can spend weekends/breaks together in either places. It’s just a 2 hours flight to Austria, or vice vesa. Practical.

  • carrie

    the filming is without end:they film the movie since october!

  • eww

    Gina, go away!

  • to Rachel

    Rachel is NOT in Vienna.

  • to 22

    well to be precise they are filming since September. And it’s officially scheduled until end of May. Fincher is known for his long filming runs and they had very big breaks during this time. They didn’t film much in December and during the award season.

  • Kate

    I just wonder how believable Rooney will be as Lisbeth, I believe David Fincher though.

  • to Rachel

    Rachel is in NY, her part in 360 is already done. She’s not in Vienna with Jude

  • Kate

    Rachel is negotiating with Disney. She will return to Big Movie!!

  • elizabeth

    I hope her casting in Oz doesn’t mess with The Danish Girl.

  • Oh yes!

    Thanks again to JJ for giving us beautiful pics of DC without the wooden Weisz. Keep it up for the less we see of her the better for us.

  • Wendy

    I always like his style. Very refined.

  • to 30

    Why you repeat the same words? I got tired of hearing the same thing so often. Rachel has a genius for acting.

  • Meg

    I know Rooney is nicely true to the original. Maybe the image of Noomi is on people’s mind because she has a strong personality.

  • luvred

    So I can’t get Daniel out of my mind!! :D

  • Lisbeth, Hollywood, Feminis
    Book Excerpt- The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson
    I have a piece in the upcoming anthology The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, John-Henri Holmberg

    The book includes some reprints as well as some original piece. Authors of pieces include: Christopher Hitchens, Laura Miller, Jenny McPhee, and Lizzie Skurnick among others. I have been given permission to publish my piece Lisbeth Salander, Hollywood and Feminism. The book will be released next week. You can order it here. Good news is that it is paperback so it will only set you back $10 bucks. Order the book here.

    Lisbeth Salander, Hollywood and Feminism
    by Melissa Silverstein
    The powerful Swedish film adaptations of the three Millennium novels have won critical and box office success in Europe and the US. They are likely to be best remembered for the way Noomi Rapace became Lisbeth Salander personified. The actress seems to have walked right out of the novels, grabbed hold of the Lisbeth character, and never let go.
    Nevertheless, Hollywood is already bragging it can do better. Director David Fincher served notice that while it “may be sacrilege to some,” the script has been improved over the book and the ending changed entirely. Fincher’s comment seems to be at odds with the one from Sony chief Amy Pascal quoted in this article, but we’ll all just have to wait to see the movie in order to judge.
    Melissa Silverstein, writer, blogger, marketing consultant and expert in the area of social media regarding women and Hollywood, previews the new film from a feminist perspective. Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood as well as the producer and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, a celebration of women and leadership.

    On December 21, 2011, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the first of three films based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Two elements of the release signal an exciting moment for Hollywood feminism. First, by conferring a Christmas release on the film, Sony is saying this is an important picture, and one they see as having significant commercial appeal. The team assembled to make the film —director David Fincher, writer Steven Zaillian and producer Scott Rudin —has an impressive awards pedigree, suggesting this film could also be an awards contender. Second, the fact that Sony Pictures announced the film as the first in a “three-picture adaptation” means they believe in the franchise, are in this for the long haul, and are going to invest significant amounts of money to make these pictures a success. Sony chief Amy Pascal —who incidentally is the only woman running a major studio —said in an interview with The Wrap last summer that the films are a “big tentpole franchise” and that she wants to get all three of them out as quickly as possible.

    When a studio chief calls a movie like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo a “big tentpole franchise,” it’s a moment of celebration for anyone who spends her time watching how Hollywood treats women. Franchises are pretty much reserved for guys. Most of the franchises of late are based on comic book characters or video games targeted at men and boys. The Millennium Trilogy franchise is interesting to watch because it is a franchise led by a female and, yes, feminist character —a rare feat in Hollywood today. The only other films that come to mind that are led by women include the Angelina Jolie Lara Croft Tomb Raider films, the Sex and the City films, and the Twilight saga. Whether or not any of them would qualify as a feminist franchise is a debate for another day.

    For those movie fans who have been enthralled by the Stieg Larsson books, a Hollywood adaptation might seem like a no-brainer. But not so for this film, and not just because the lead is a woman. She is a woman unlike any Hollywood has seen before. She kicks ass (literally), barely speaks, barely smiles, is rude, has a ton of tattoos and piercings, and is a socially introverted bi-sexual hacker. To say that she is outside the typical Hollywood female role would be a grand understatement.

    And the fact that she is so “un-Hollywood” is something that worries Lisbeth’s large fan base. People are musing about what Hollywood will do to the story as well as to Lisbeth. Will it be toned down? Will she be less of a bad ass? Will she be less of a feminist? Will she be made more palatable to bring in men who might otherwise see her as too strong a female character for their tastes? Though none of these questions will be answered until the film opens in December, they’re worthwhile considering.

    A couple of clues about Hollywood’s take on Lisbeth have emerged. One clue we have is from Amy Pascal of Sony herself in the interview with The Wrap about preserving the authenticity of the story. She stated: “We’re doing the book…we’re going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They’re very R-rated movies. It’s the shock of what’s really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don’t actually make good on that, you haven’t told the story.”

    Another clue is the casting of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth. Mara, before this year, was a virtual unknown, and now she is the star of one of the most highly anticipated films of 2011. Her biggest part to date was as one of the only women of note in the film The Social Network which also happens to be directed by her Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher. In the first scene of that film, she hits it out of the park in a brutal evisceration of and break up with her boyfriend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg). If Mara can channel that anger and amp it up a few thousand notches then she could be a great Lisbeth. Other positive news is that early stills from the set, and a recent spread in W Magazine, show Mara as Lisbeth with piercings, ripped leggings and wearing heavy duty, thigh high, tie-up boots made for kicking ass.

    One challenge facing Rooney and the American version of the film is Swedish actress Noomi Rapace’s iconic portrayal of Lisbeth in the European Millennium films. Rapace, who previously spent most of her career working in Europe has become the new “It” girl here in Hollywood. Let’s not lose the irony in this. A woman who is known in the US for playing a role in Swedish films based on Swedish books (albeit incredibly successful Swedish books) has become the toast of the town. Hollywood was so enthralled by her performance, as well as the character, that she was able to secure meetings with high profile directors, and win a part in the Sherlock Holmes sequel alongside Robert Downey Jr. In an interview given while promoting The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Rapace revealed that people are often surprised that she is so different from her character. She said “…it surprises me over and over when people say, ‘Oh you are not like her at all.’ No, it was a role.” It’s kind of funny that not only does the character of Lisbeth defy expectations, but the woman who played her also shatters other stereotypes of how a woman who plays a strong character on screen should look and be off camera.

    Another remarkable thing to note is that all three Swedish films were released in a single calendar year in the US. The Harry Potter films have been with us for over a decade, and the Twilight saga will probably end up lasting about five years. But since The Millennium Trilogy films had already been released in Europe to huge success—according to, the three films have grossed overseas a total of $188 million—the decision was made to release the full trilogy in the US in 2010 as the obsession with the books and Lisbeth was cresting.

    The fascination with Lisbeth crosses genders, which is one reason why the film can be a commercial success. Specifically, though, the character has become a kind of women’s obsession, especially for feminists who either reject or embrace her. Many people, myself included, believe that Lisbeth is a feminist character (interestingly created by a man, clearly sprinkled with a little fairy dust by his partner of thirty years, Eva Gabrielsson, as she revealed in her recent interviews). Lisbeth is like an avenging angel for all women who have been wronged by society. How can a feminist not fall in love with a guy who has the guts to create a character that has been so screwed by the system yet retains the strength to come back and get revenge on the people who have done her wrong? On the other side of the argument are others who are adamant that a man could never have created Lisbeth and her story because they are both too feminist. Still others also believe that Lisbeth is a victim, and are very angry and disturbed by the violence depicted against women—particularly in the first novel and film (titled Men Who Hate Women in their native Sweden). True, the violence is disturbing and hard to watch. But it doesn’t mean that it isn’t feminist.

    The debate about Lisbeth, the book, the films, and their relationship to feminism is one of the most exciting things about the upcoming film. 2010 might go down as the year when America—both men and women—became obsessed with books with a new feminist icon, but 2011 could go down as the year when Hollywood somehow releases a feminist film that becomes a big mainstream hit. Bring it on.

  • Nikki

    Damn. Daniel looks great in those pictures, and I love the jacket!!

  • blind item

    for those here who don’t know about the blind item here it is.

    ” When this famous director dropped out of a high-profile project, there was some speculation that it was due to personal rather than professional reasons. He had broken up with an actress last year, and it was believed that each was taking time off from work to battle over the custody of their child/ren. What isn’t public knowledge is that their breakup was due in large part to his affair with another actress… who became pregnant with his baby. The jury is still out on whether or not any of the three will ever acknowledge the affair and/or the baby’s paternity.”

    i know this will upset a certain person on this board, we all know who he or she is, but people in the industry know this blind item is talking about Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky

  • Jen

    yes, he certainly looks great with the jacket and all…. but i just prefer him shirtless! hehe

  • to blind item

    Who cares? DA was already split from RW when NP became pregnant.
    DA and RW just announced their split in November, they have already been appart for month back then

  • Jen

    WTF?! If it is true, it turns my stomach!! Yuck!

  • Questions of a fan

    @blind item: Say what you want but in Reality it’s BS dude!I love how you believe anything…do you also believe the Blind item that DC is f-ing Olivia Wilde! I think not! All those Blind items are complete BS anyway…move on, so yesterday, oh and get a freakin life man! Can’t blame you for trying hard anyway. Love ya still though…kisses and hugs! Go France!!!

  • mimi

    Daniel looks sexy no matter what he is or isn’t wearing!!!!! :-)

  • to 37

    i know this will upset a certain person on this board
    You’re right.

  • to 37

    And she is checking out Daniel thread every day. FUNNY xD

  • Questions of a fan

    Well first off I’m not upset and I do not check the treads everday: notice how I haven’t been commenting lately, a der, der/ kind of retarded. Someone claims they know what people in the industry “already know”, but fact of the matter is no one in the industry gives a f-ck. And “Blind item” has posted before that he seems to know what’s going on in the industry…guess not. As a matter of fact he copied and pasted something from a BS website with BS credibility, that apparently you guys seem to thrive on. I wouldn’t be surprised if he or she is making it up him/herself …just pointing out the obvious. By the way this same poster if I can remember posted this item on the last thread a couple of weeks ago…kind of malicious don’t you think…but I doubt any of you care. Boasting time!!! Darren Aronofsky is going to chair the Venice film Festival coming in August/September, recently opened his film at the Beijing 1st international film festival ( a huge deal for the world of film there and which he attended) and has made a very Sexy YSL commercial featuring Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). So no matter what you say the man is continuing his work oh and he’s traveling outside the country with no problems…hint hint hint. And you think you know everything…I’ve got the insight on the Famous Director and his Ex Rachel…some news that quietly poked out but none of you realized. Lol

  • Kristen

    Daniel looks like he’s thinking about something in that pics. So he’s pretty sexy, and attractive that. Take meeeeeeee<3

  • Monica

    I was entirely ignorant of the rumor.
    OMG, almost all the people believed the rumor!!
    Natalie Portman’s pregnancy cravings: ketchup on pickles

  • to 45

    Because he is free coz he dropped out of the big project. The film photography should have started in this spring. Legally speaking, he must busy now. I am sure he is disappointed.

  • susan

    blind item @ 05/07/2011 at 1:59 pm

    well, you called it all right. that “certain person” is more than upset. to be honest, i don’t know what his or her problem is. Darren and Natalie would not be the first two people to hook up on a film set nor the last. you would think that he or she is related to Darren.

  • smoother

    @ 45
    I’ve got the insight on the Famous Director and his Ex Rachel…some news that quietly poked out but none of you realized. Lol

    Sometimes I get the feeling you are Aronofsky himself because you take this too personally. *eyerolling*

    The news you mean are:

    Rachel and Aronofsky work together on a possible new movie starring Rachel.

    And Darren will become the president of Venice this year and Rachel’s “The Deep Blue Sea” will premiere there.

    But that has nothing to do with Daniels and Rachels relationship.