David Fincher Close to Picking Female Lead in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
07.31.10 by Ryan
With Daniel Craig already cast as a journalist examining the 40-year disappearance of a woman, David Fincher is in search of a female lead for his American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The thriller is based on the first of a trilogy of novels by the late Swedish author, Stieg Larsson, and a Swedish movie adaptation was released last year. The search has not been an easy one for Fincher, and Deadline reports that he is currently testing a short list of actresses to play Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker with a penchant for piercings and goth make-up.
According to the report, the following actresses may still be up for the role: Ellen Page (Inception), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sarah Snook (the upcoming Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (Fincher's upcoming The Social Network), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Sophie Lowe (Blame), and French actress Lea Seydoux. The role is reportedly a complex one, and Fincher is bringing in Craig to read with actresses to assure that they will get the best match. Expect a decision to be made soon, since the movie is set to go into production in early fall.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is currently scheduled for a December 21, 2011, release. Steven Zaillian (American Gangster) wrote the script.