With The Princess Bride (1987), Beowulf (2007), and A Christmas Carol (2009) under her belt, it is a safe assumption to say that Robin Wright loves acting in book-based movies. Wright is currently in the talks to play Erika Berger, Millennium financial magazine publisher, in the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Deadline reports: “The film is casting up quickly, even as Fincher and producer Scott Rudin take their time searching for the right young actress to play the computer hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander. Berger figures in Larsson’s sequel books The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, and Wright is negotiating a deal that includes options for both.”
The film will be directed by David Fincher and stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Earlier this week, GalleyCat reported on Robin Wright’s ex-husband, actor Sean Penn. A film adaptation of A. Scott Berg’s biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978) is currently in the works. Penn is negotiating contracts of his own and will possibly play the legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins.