Daniel Craig signs up for gritty 'Dragon Tattoo' role

Daniel Craig signs up for gritty 'Dragon Tattoo' role

Bond star Daniel Craig is about to take the leap from suave secret agent to scruffy journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the American remake of the Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The 42-year-old actor has signed on to play the main character as well as reprise the role in the two sequels that are based on best-selling author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.

The hunt is still on for the leading lady to play the role of the fiery Lisbeth Salander with Juno actress Ellen Page and Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska rumoured to be in the running.

Filming will take place in Sweden where the novels are based with the release date set for December 2011.

Wednesday July 28, 2010

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