Daniel Craig Confirmed For ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:51 am,

Daniel Craig The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig Confirmed For Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Earlier this summer Deadline pitched the rumor that actor Daniel Craig was in the running for the leading role in David Fincher’s American remake of the Swedish novel-turned-film, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo.

Today, Deadline is reporting that Craig has indeed made it through negotiations and is now confirmed for the Dragon Tattoo remake.


Craig will play the role of Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist who gets caught up in the search for a woman missing for forty years, while being aided by an eccentric young female hacker. The role of Blomkvist was played (close to perfection, in my opinion) by Michael Nyqvist in the Swedish version of the film (see pic below).

Getting Craig in the film was reportedly something of a juggling act, since the actor has two other franchise properties on his plate, currently. There is of course the James Bond franchise, which is currently stalled over at MGM; Craig is also attached to Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Cowboys & Aliens, which is set up over at Dreamworks.

Sony reportedly worked out an agreeable schedule with the other two studios, allowing Craig to star in Dragon Tattoo with options to star in the two sequels, which complete the Millennium Trilogy. Movie adaptations of the other two books, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest have already been made in Sweden.

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I’m pretty sure that when rumors of Craig’s attachment to this remake were first floated, the general consensus was that he’d be a pretty good choice to play Blomkvist. In fact, having Craig in the leading role and David Fincher at the helm are pretty much the only reasons why this remake isn’t getting slammed around the blogosphere. Early favor toward this remake now rests squarely on the actress who is cast as Lisabeth Salander. More on that as it unfolds.

The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo is slated for release on December 21, 2011.

Source: Deadline

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  1. it’s just me or Daniel is in fact alike to Michael Nyqvist?

    Couldn’t they just cast an actor that doesn’t resemblance Michael’s face?

    Same thing with Chloe and Lina. I don’t think this remake is really necessary, just like Let Me In.

    I mean, if it’s just studios trying to bring some money home with a copy-cat movie… ok I can get that… but how much can they add to the story? we still has to see… or hear in my case because I pass on both.

    • I didn’t know there has already been a production of this. I just finished the books and loved them. I’m more worried about who they will cast as Lisbeth, they have to get that right. I think Daniel is an okay choice to play Blomkvist, I like the look of the actor they had to play in the Swedish version better, I think he fits the character more closely, I don’t know anything about how his acting skills are.

      I’m worried that they will put Kristen Stewart in the role of Lisbeth Salander. She seems to be in everything anymore, but she does fit the description, she can pull surly off without an effort but I really hope they get someone else.

      • Daniel’s acting skills are good. There’s no doubt of it. My complain is that he fisically looks like Michael -the actor who played Blomkvist in the Swe version.

  2. Craig sounds Like a good choice for this project.
    I wish him luck.

  3. I’m a fan of Craig, not as Bond so much but most of his other films, and I think he will be great in this role. However, I just bought the original film last week, and it just doesnt need to be remade, everything in it is damn near perfect.

    So, while I’m sure I will watch this, it seems almost completely pointless and will always be compared to the original.