When Stieg Larsson’s book ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was first published in Sweden back in 2005, it became an immediate sensation. Unfortunately for the author, he had died the year before and never got the chance to see how popular his work would become.
After winning several literary awards, such as the Anthony Award, Swedish film company Yellow Bird acquired the rights to his Millennium Trilogy and promptly released their version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, to much public acclaim.
Naturally this caught the eye of Hollywood, and now Scott Rudin is producing a version with David Fincher directing. Hollywood Reporter now says Christopher Plummer has just signed on to play Henrik Vanger, a retired CEO of a massive corporation and the man who hires Mikael Blomkvist (to be played by Daniel Craig) to solve the mystery of his niece’s disappearance years earlier.
This could very well be one of the hilghlights of 2011, but we’ll have to wait until at least December 21st of that year to find out. Fincher is great at working his way through an intricate plot without losing the coherence of it, so this project should be perfect for him. With a cast that now boasts Christopher Plummer, and already features Craig, Stellan Skarsgard and Rooney Mara, I’m hoping for the absolute best.