British actor Daniel Craig is busy talking to Sony about starring
in the Hollywood adaptation of Swedish film The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo. As of now nothing has been confirmed but there
have been reports that Craig is about to sign the deal for essaying
the role of Mikael Blomkvist in the film. Craig, who is the sixth
actor to portray secret agent James Bond, is about to start
shooting for the Dreamworks" sci-fi western Cowboys and
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a crime thriller and
it is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by the late
Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. It is also a part of
his 'Millennium Trilogy which also include, The Girl Who Played
With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets.
The Hollywood version of the film will be directed by David
Fincher, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008 for The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button. There were earlier reports of
Brad Pitt, who has worked with Fincher in three films, being
considered for the lead.
Many actresses have expressed an interest for playing the female
lead including Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and Carey Mulligan.
The film is slated for a December 2011 release and the shoot is
expected to start sometime in October this year.