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First Look: David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”


I must admit, I’ve been skeptical about the forthcoming American movie version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” I sucked down Stieg Larsson’s series last summer and thought the Swedish films did a fabulous job translating the books to screen — so what’s the point of another director and cast redoing what has already been done so well? But I might be changing my tune after seeing this just-leaked red band trailer for David Fincher’s American adaptation, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. It looks awesome. I especially love the music — Karen O covering Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” Hot. Are you psyched for the film or do you think an American version is unnecessary? (FYI, this red band trailer is NSFW.) Keep reading »

Noomi Rapace Says Playing Lisbeth Salander Was A Suicide Mission

“I thought everyone would hate me! The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they’d never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role.”

—Noomi Rapace, who plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film versions of Stieg Larsson’s books, says she is pleasantly surprised that people have liked her performance. But will Rooney Mara have the same luck? [People] Keep reading »

Lisbeth Salander’s Ikea Purchases From “The Girl Who Played With Fire”

In The Girl Who Plays With Fire, the second book in the Stieg Larsson series, off-kilter heroine Lisbeth Salander blows major cash in an Ikea shopping spree (it is Sweden after all). Apartment Therapy has compiled (nearly) all of her purchases into this handy image based on the product details revealed in the book. The only thing we would have done differently is throw in a Billy’s Pan Pizza for fun (even though you can’t buy Lisbeth’s favorite frozen food at Ikea). [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

Very Important Casting Updates For “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

The cast of David Fincher’s upcoming version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” based on the amazing Stieg Larsson novel, is starting to come together! Daniel Craig has been confirmed as the sexy, coffee-addicted, investigative journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. And yesterday it was announced that Stellan Skarsgård (of “Angels & Demons”) would be joining the cast as Martin Vanger. But who will play Erika Berger and Lisbeth Salander? Keep reading »

The Real-Life Motivation Behind Stieg Larsson’s Books

I’ve dubbed this summer “The Summer of Stieg” because half of the world and I have our noses buried in one of the books from Stieg Larsson’s crime trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. It’s become a rarity to see someone reading anything else. I mean, there’s a reason why 30 million copies have been sold and Hollywood blockbusters are in the works—the books are a force of nature. It’s rare to see a man write so passionately about Nazism and women’s issues. I’m about to start the third book in the series, and it’s a little sad because I know there will be no more Steig Larsson books—he passed away in 2004. He was only in his early 50s. There is a silver lining, though. I came across an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released memoir Stieg Larsson, My Friend, written by Kurdo Baski, and it looks like we may finally get answers about the real-life event which motivated Stieg to tackle the subject of violence against women. The secret story after the jump. Keep reading »

Young Hollywood Clamors To Be Cast In “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

I’m a little tired this week. The last three nights I’ve been up till at least 2 a.m. reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first book in a three-part crime novel series that has been hailed by critics. It was an incredible page turner, in addition to being very well-written. Larsson died in 2004 and all three books were published, first in his native Swedish and then in English, after his death: Dragon Tattoo in 2005, The Girl Who Played With Fire in 2009, and the third, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, is due out in the U.S. this month. At the center of all three novels is the incredibly compelling character of Lisbeth Salander and Hollywood actresses are reportedly lining up around the block in hopes of scooping up the part in a much-rumored-about U.S. film adaptation. Having just finished the book last night, I have many thoughts on who could play Lisbeth, a role which I believe could be a complete career maker for a young actress. Keep reading »

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