The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an upcoming English-language thriller film that is the second film based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The first film was the 2009 Swedish-language adaptation. The upcoming film is written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher. Daniel Craig stars as Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on December 21, 2011.
Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander
Embeth Davidtz as Annika Blomkvist
Robin Wright as Erika Berger
Stellan Skarsgård as Martin Vanger
Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger
Geraldine James as Cecilia Vanger
Joely Richardson as Anita Vanger
Joel Kinnaman as Christer Malm
Yorick van Wageningen as Nils Bjurman
Alan Dale as Gustaf Morell
Goran Višnjić as Dragan Armansky
Steven Berkoff as Dirch Frode
Moa Garpendal as Young Harriet Vanger
Julian Sands as Young Henrik Vanger
Elodie Yung as Miriam Wu
Henry Hereford as Viggo
Craig was cast as Blomkvist in July of 2010 with options to reprise the role in the next two films. In the following August, Mara was cast as Salander. Although the role had drawn the attention of many actresses, some eventually withdrew their names from consideration due to the time commitment and low pay.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2011 in North America.
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