Christopher Plummer Joins Girl With Dragon Tattoo
Christopher Plummer has nicked off with a part that was tipped to go to Max Von Sydow in the upcoming US remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The actor will play Henrik Vanger, the man who hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist to investigate the disappearance of his great-niece.
Daniel Craig has already been cast as that journalist and shooting has begun for David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s popular novel, which follows Blomkvist as he roots around in the Vanger family history, uncovering some disturbing secrets along the way.
Other characters who have names attached to play them include the private investigator Lisbeth Salander, who Rooney Mara has signed up to play and the corrupt lawyer who makes Lisbeth’s life miserable. Nils Bjurman has taken on this role.
With Robin Wright and Stellan Skarsgård already on board and the excellent Plummer now involved in the project, the cast is looking pretty much complete. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Fincher’s version is better than previous English-language remakes of great foreign films when it opens in late 2011…