Every actress wants to star in Dragon Tattoo remake

Seemingly every woman in Hollywood is vying for the role of punk hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Carey Mulligan was previously reported as being the lead contender for the role, but a whole bunch of young actresses have emerged as potential stars.

According to Deadline, Mulligan is so eager for the role she took the film’s screenwriter Steve Zallian out for lunch. Meanwhile, fellow ingénue Ellen Page reportedly penned “a heartfelt letter” to producer Scott Rudin.

Also in contention for the role: Mia Wasikowska, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Thirlby, and Scarlett Johansson.

What, no love for Emma Stone?

Pump those breaks though. Fincher is apparently considering having a complete unknown appear as Lisbeth. Paradoxically, Sony have offered the role of the male lead to Brad Pitt.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first installment of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling trilogy of novels, followed by The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

The series follows a journalist and amateur sleuth named Mikael Blomkvist who teams up with anti-social computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to unearth devastating conspiracies.

Discuss: Which young actress would you like to see play Lisbeth?

4 Responses to “Every actress wants to star in Dragon Tattoo remake”

  1. Ellen Page definitely! She is the only one with enough grit to play Lisbeth Salander!

  2. Why make another remake when we have a perfectly good production from Sweden not even out of cinemas yet? Noomi Rapace fit the role very nicely. Hollywood is probably just going to ruin it. And it certainly will if Kristen Stewart plays Salander. Stewart doesn't have any charisma in her acting and Salander is too sharp for her. Why does Hollywood always have to swoop in and steal others' limelight? It just has to get its cut from something that has proven successful. It's selfish. Let others have a chance Hollywood!

  3. Absolutely Amanda, c'mon Hollywood, support originality. Who needs a big-star remake, the current Swedish version relays the books perfectly onto the big screen.

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