DRAGON TATTOO; Who Will Play Lisbeth?

Speculation is rampant on who will play The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in the American version of the movies based on the Stieg Larsson trilogy.

In the UK, the tabloids are writing that Emma Watson (who has had some experience with a book series brought to the movies; she played Hermione in the Harry Potter films) has “hacked off” her hair to audition for the role.

The CBS Early Show reported on the “hot buzz” yesterday, mentioning Natalie Portman and Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), but holding out the idea that an unknown would be more interesting.

One of the early front-runners, Cary Mulligan, is no longer a candidate; some speculate that director David Fincher found her too “clean cut.”

Daniel Craig will play the lead, Mikael Blomkvist. Robin Wright is reportedly in negotiations to play Erika Berger, Blomkvist’s love interest.

On Friday, ABC’s Nightline interviewed Larsson’s real-life partner, the woman he lived with for 32 years, Eva Gabrielsson.

Meanwhile, critic Maureen Corrigan spoke about other Nordic mysteries on NPR’s Fresh Air last night, propelling titles┬áby the writing team of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo up the Amazon sales rankings.

2 Responses to “DRAGON TATTOO; Who Will Play Lisbeth?”

  1. Julie Says:

    Does anyone else find it slightly ironic that there needs to be an “American” version, remake of a Swedish movie that’s based on a book? I mean, if the followers of this movie are readers, why do they need the movie redone in English, since they’re readers it stands to reason that they should be able to handle subtitles.

  2. Margot Says:

    I don’t think there should be a remake. The Swedish version was perfectly cast, true to the story–and people can read the English subtitles!