April 26, 2010

Carey Mulligan to star in David Fincher's remake of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'?

Well, according to Cinematical, she's won the role (which was supposedly down to her or Kristen Stewart). Here's the story:

Forget the sweet schoolgirl who gossips with her girlfriends and dreams of great romance in gay "Par-ee." Recent Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan is heading for the body art. The Times Online reports that the An Education star is "set" to headline the English remake of the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (They say she won a thumbs up from director David Fincher, but the final decision/agreement has not been made.)

Mulligan has been itching to grab the role for a while now, saying last month: "I am obsessed with those books. I would love to do them. I am not going to lie about that. I would love to play Lisbeth Salander." The Times notes that she not only won the thumbs up from Fincher, but also the family of the late author who penned the series, Stieg Larsson. Should she sign on the dotted line, she's said to earn approximately £10m for three films, playing a body-modded computer hacker who helps a journalist solve a decades-old disappearance. (The locale might be moved to Canada, seen as a sort of "compromise" for American audiences.) *

While I was intrigued by Peter's idea of a rougher Veronica Mars on the big screen, I'm itching to see how Mulligan balances darker fare with the sweet. If she hits this out of the ballpark like she did An Education, I imagine she'll be unstoppable.

-I think either Mulligan or Stewart would have worked, but I'm a fan of them both...thoughts

12 comments:

  1. I could see her being great, especially if she has that darker nature inside of her...

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  2. Didn't a movie called that just come out?

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  3. The original Swedish version came out stateside a little while ago, yes, but it's hugely popular abroad and the first of a trilogy, so here in the US they're trying to capitalize and strike while the iron is hot.

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  4. Hugely popular is an understatement even. Everybody, young and old have seen these movies over here - or at least has made up their minds, as to why not to see them.

    And I agree about Mulligan, if she can pull this up, we could be looking at a Streep-like career!

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  5. I see.

    Stateside we get the second movie in July, FYI.

    Agreed...

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  6. wait is fincher signed on to direct three of these movies? I also read Pitt was looking at the role of Blompkvist which would be exciting as hes my favorite character of the books

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  7. Yes, Fincher is in, and Pitt is circling the project.

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  8. so all three movies? i was under the impression he was only doing the dragon tatoo

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  9. Excuse me, sorry...he's only signed on for 1 that I know of, but likely has the option for 3, so...yes and no.

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  10. I looked up the clarification...she'll be signed for 3, he's signed for 2.

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  11. Seems odd to sign him up for two. One would make sense, so you could try different directions or sign him up for the last two, if the first one hits. Three would make sense, making sure they would feel like one story. Two seems like an odd way to do it.

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