And this U.S. remake of the hit 2009 Swedish film will be directed by the man we all remember from movies like Se7en or Fight Club or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button… Yes, we’re talking about David Fincher!
If you had a chance to watch this Swedish film, then you definitely know it is a very heavy movie, an epic tale of serial murder and corporate trickery spanning several continents.
This is an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, and the first in his Millennium Trilogy.
For those who aren’t so familiar with the whole project, we’re going to remind you what the basic story is actually about: “16-year old Harriet Vanger disappeared without a trace, on September 29th 1966. Nearly forty years later, a journalist gets contacted by an industrial leader who wants him to write the history of the Vanger family. The family chronicle is just a cover for the real assignment: to find out about what really happened to Harriet.”
What’s also interesting is a fact that the native title (Män som hatar kvinnor) is Swedish for ‘men who hate women‘. It was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Andersson, and Peter Haber.
So we guess you wonder exactly the same thing – who will be playing the female lead in the American version and is it possible that Fincher asks Noomi Rapace to reprise her role?
We already heard some rumors, and looks like Carey Mulligan‘s name has been on a wishlist for the pivotal role of Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish film) but she has recently said that she isn’t formally part of the film at this point.
On the other hand, there are some rumors Fincher wants an unknown for that one, but there’s also possibility that Brad Pitt or George Clooney get the lead male role. So, as you see, nothing is sure at this moment, but with Fincher seems like everything is possible…
Anyway, it would be interesting to see will this remake be the good choice for David Fincher, but since we all know the novel was released to great acclaim not only in Sweden but also in many European countries, we guess it can not be big mistake.
So, stay tuned, because we’ll be back soon with more information about this project!