Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: Just a short news piece on this one, because this story should come as a surprise to exactly no one. If David Fincher and Sony weren’t trying to hire Max Von Sydow for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, specifically for the role of Henrik Vanger, that would be an indication that all the rules that govern Hollywood had suddenly disappeared. But they haven’t, and so Fincher and Sony are indeed in talks with the actor, according to Variety, to play Henrik Vanger. That’s the character that sets the bulk of Dragon Tattoo in motion when he hires Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to investigate the decades-old disappearance of his favorite great-niece. (He also effectively hires Lisbeth Salander, to be played by Rooney Mara, to investigate Blomkvist.) When I saw the original film, I just assumed that Max Von Sydow would play the character in the remake, and I’d guess that almost anyone else who thought about it figured the same. So here we are.