Daniel Craig‘s Mikael Blomkvist may be the protagonist of David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but just as the title suggests, it’s Rooney Mara as mysterious, tough-as-nails Lisbeth Salander who’s the real draw of the story. A new extended TV spot for the thriller wisely puts the computer hacker front and center, establishing her fierce badassery before Craig’s character comes along to pull her into the actual plot. Watch the video after the jump.

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David Fincher is developing his adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and has been talking to Daniel Craig for the lead male role. That’s spot-on casting, but there’s another big puzzle piece: Fincher still has to find an actress to play the data-gathering expert Lisbeth Salander. He’s reportedly looking toward unknowns, and name actresses like Carey Mulligan have expressed great interest in the part.

Now we’re told that Fincher has a model in mind for Salander — singer/ rapper / performance artist Yo-Landi Vi$$er, from the South African group Die Antwoord. Read More »

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Remember what we said just a week or two ago about David Fincher and his ever-expanding list of possible projects? About how they’re always subject to change? At the time it looked as if he might direct Pawn Sacrifice, the Tobey Maguire-produced film about Bobby Fischer and his 1970s showdown against Soviet chess master Boris Spassky. But that time was also when Fincher started circling a gig directing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for real.

Now, it appears that he’s in fact going to direct the adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s best-selling book, the Swedish movie version of which is finally in US theaters right now. Read More »

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