Sony has scheduled a David Fincher-directed adapted version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for December 2011.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig is being considered for the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Fincher has directed some hardboiled adaptations, including Fight Club and Zodiac.
According to Deadline New York, the lead role has an impressive list of contenders: “The studio is also signing test deals with a group of young actresses dying to play the complex role of Lisbeth Salander. While Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) have been mentioned as possible Lisbeth candidates, i’m told others include Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame).”