GIRL and the Movies

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was an international hit before it caught on in the US (in fact, at one time, many thought that American would turn a cold shoulder to the book’s dark themes). A Swedish movie of the title has also been a success in Europe and is now the highest-grossing Swedish film of all times. It’s due to hit screens here in March.

But Sony Pictures has decided there needs to be an American version and is signing up the English-language rights to the entire Millennium series, with Scott Rudin, famous for producing many successful book-based films (The Hours, Revolutionary Road, The Other Boleyn Girl) as producer.

It can be a long road from option-signing to the silver screen. Meanwhile, here’s the trailer for the Swedish movie, with English subtitles.

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