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David Fincher talks The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and adds cast members

As the original trilogy adaptation's star Noomi Rapace takes Hollywood by storm, filmmaker David Fincher has headed to her home country for his own English-language take on Stieg Larsson's bestseller THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

While talking to Sweden's SvD (via ToH), Fincher says that he wants to make a "Swedish noir": "I hope I can find an atmosphere reminiscent of CHINATOWN." The director also says that screenwriter Steve Zaillian made his own version of the story from Larsson's novel, and that "there are scenes that will resemble ones in the Swedish film, but it is the book that we are filming."

Fincher has also added actors Steven Berkoff (best known as the villain from BEVERLY HILLS COP and RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II), Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck") and David Dencik, who appeared in the first DRAGON TATTOO adaptation. They join an impressive cast that already includes Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright.

If you haven't read the book or seen the movie (Blu-Ray review HERE), this is the synopsis: "One fateful day several years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses and no evidence. Nearly forty years later, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist reluctantly accepts the unusual and seemingly unsolvable assignment of finding out what really happened to Harriet. Genius hacker, Lisbeth Salander The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is drawn into the case and the two form a fragile alliance as they dig into the sinister past of the Vangers and find out just how far theyre prepared to go to protect themselves and each other."

Extra Tidbit: Max Von Sydow, who should be in every movie, was previously in talks to play Henrik Vanger.
Source: ToH

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