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Rooney Mara praised as Lisbeth Salander

Ronney Mara has been highly praised for her role as Lisbeth Salander in David Finchers version of “The girl with the dragon tattoo”. Mara has in only a few years made it from TV shows like “ER” to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses.

Rooney Mara, previously known from TV-series “ER”, and films like The Social Network and A Nightmare on Elm Street, plays the role of Lisbeth Salander in the American version of Stieg Larssons “Millenium-thrilogy”. Since the movie’s premiere on December 12th in London a unanimous body of critics has praised Rooney Mara’s part as Lisbeth Salander and, due to her achivements, she has rightly become one of Hollywoods most wanted. She was nominated for “best actress in a drama” for the Golden Globe Awards in 2012. 

It was not however decided from the start that Mara would play the part, many speculations about who should be playing the role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake. Noomi Rapache, who played the role in the Swedish versions of the films where mentioned at first, but later on focus turned to more well-known names such as Natalie Portman, Ellen Page and Kristen Stewart. However none of them felt right to director David Fincher, who instead decided to go for the, at the time relatively unknown actress Rooney Mara.

Fincher and Mara were not complete strangers, they had worked together quite recently on “The Social Network”, the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook. 

The role of Mikael Blomkvist were played by Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond in the last two movies about the famous secret agent 007.

Directer David Fincher had before the premiere stated that the actors will speak with a swedish accent. This caused a quite a stirr and media stated it to be a clue as to why so many Swedish actors had figured in the rumors about the casting of the film, for example is Max von Sydow rumored to play Henrik Vanger. What is clear is that Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård will play the role of Martin Vanger. In the end, Stellan Skarsgård were the only swede signed on, but the Swedish accent was indeed applied.  

Co-stars Daniel Craig and Stellan Skarsgård talks about the perfect fit between Rooney Mara and the role as Lisbeth Salander.

462 comments on “Rooney Mara praised as Lisbeth Salander”

  • Thorny904 says:

    While I was reading, I kept thinking of Rachel Leigh Cook.

    - Thorny904,


  • Bajamarti says:

    I hope she can pull this off as well. I saw the first movie and I actually was very disappointed. I watched about 45 minutes of it and felt both Lisbeth and Bjurman were poorly cast. Maybe it was the director’s fault but I lost interest in how it was all being played out. I felt so much emotion while reading the books I wanted to feel some similar feelings while watching the movie. I felt none of the empathy I felt while reading the books. Maybe I should try to watch it again and give it more time since so many have said how good it was. Or I’ll just wait until we get another version.

    - Bajamarti,


  • fica says:

    I could see Shannyn Sossamon as Lisbeth. I’ll cross my fingers and hope that the Rooney girl will live up to my expectations.

    - fica,


  • Sunny says:

    Just finished watching the movie, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Have not gotten the chance to read any of the series, but am definitely interested now! If that doesn’t say anything about the choice of actress, Rooney Mara, I don’t know what else to say.

    - Sunny,


    • admin says:

      I read them all and they all awsome great story


  • fica says:

    I could see Shannyn Sossamon as Lisbeth. I’ll cross my fingers and hope that the Rooney girl will live up to my expectations.

    - fica,


  • Sunny says:

    Just finished watching the movie, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Have not gotten the chance to read any of the series, but am definitely interested now! If that doesn’t say anything about the choice of actress, Rooney Mara, I don’t know what else to say.

    - Sunny,


    • admin says:

      I read them all and they all awsome great story


  • fica says:

    I could see Shannyn Sossamon as Lisbeth. I’ll cross my fingers and hope that the Rooney girl will live up to my expectations.

    - fica,


  • ThomM says:

    To the predators of the world, Lisbeth Salander looks like the perfect victim: physically insignificant, socially marginalized and mentally challenged. Larsson’s brilliance is in conceiving a character who does not see herself as a victim, to the utter confounding of those self-same predators. Rooney Mara (admittedly on the basis of a slight body of work) appears to bring only a waif-like innocence as a qualification for portraying L.S. In other respects she seems to have all the dark edginess of a warm pat of creamery butter, in stark contrast to Noomi Rapace who used her own piercings from her punk-rock days. Hollywood’s dependence on mass market appeal will almost certainly result in yet another betrayal of authorial intent and purpose, made doubly poignant by Larsson’s untimely death.

    - ThomM,


  • Elox says:

    Hollywood version ? Goodluck. After this Masterpiece, the new version is doomed to fail. Replacing Rapace with this innocent looking girl ? Game over before it even starts. The Swedish movies were great. It had all the charm of a true European film. The Hollywood version will be like a bad James bond / mission impossible type of thing. I will not watch it.

    - Elox,


    • …, says:

      The Swedish film already had Hollywood elements.


    • Robbie, says:

      DITTO FROM THIS AMERICAN


  • admin says:

    no way can she even come close to what noomi repace !!! noomi is lisbeth hands down


  • olive says:

    NOOOO! Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth Salander! How can they change that! I will NOT go see the Hollywood version. How could they possiblly choose someone else?

    - olive,


    • admin says:

      DITTO FROM THIS PORTUGUESE


    • Maurice, says:

      DITTO FROM THIS IRISHMAN!!!

      - Maurice,


    • admin says:

      Without makeup and piercings Rapace is also very pretty, innocent looking girl.

      - Robbie,


    • MARJORY, says:

      DITTO DITTO FROM THIS CANADIAN

      - MARJORY,


    • K.Linboom, says:

      Cheers, Olive!! You said it all.

      - K.Linboom,


  • ThomM says:

    To the predators of the world, Lisbeth Salander looks like the perfect victim: physically insignificant, socially marginalized and mentally challenged. Larsson’s brilliance is in conceiving a character who does not see herself as a victim, to the utter confounding of those self-same predators. Rooney Mara (admittedly on the basis of a slight body of work) appears to bring only a waif-like innocence as a qualification for portraying L.S. In other respects she seems to have all the dark edginess of a warm pat of creamery butter, in stark contrast to Noomi Rapace who used her own piercings from her punk-rock days. Hollywood’s dependence on mass market appeal will almost certainly result in yet another betrayal of authorial intent and purpose, made doubly poignant by Larsson’s untimely death.

    - ThomM,


  • Elox says:

    Hollywood version ? Goodluck. After this Masterpiece, the new version is doomed to fail. Replacing Rapace with this innocent looking girl ? Game over before it even starts. The Swedish movies were great. It had all the charm of a true European film. The Hollywood version will be like a bad James bond / mission impossible type of thing. I will not watch it.

    - Elox,


    • …, says:

      The Swedish film already had Hollywood elements.


    • Robbie, says:

      DITTO FROM THIS AMERICAN


  • admin says:

    no way can she even come close to what noomi repace !!! noomi is lisbeth hands down


  • olive says:

    NOOOO! Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth Salander! How can they change that! I will NOT go see the Hollywood version. How could they possiblly choose someone else?

    - olive,


    • admin says:

      Noomi and Rooney (sounds like a vaudeville act!) really did give individual, unique interpretations to the role. I think most of my “preference” for the original comes from the fact that I saw the three movies well ahead of the American Tattoo film, and I’m dreadfully biased in favor of the way the Swedish version laid out the story. Other than the flaws I idenitified above, the American movie is fine, but I still don’t think, in tems of subject matter, cinematography, or acting this is Oscar material My two centavos only.

      - dwshepherd lexington kentucky usa,


    • MARJORY, says:

      I liked the Swedish version of the first book (it is the only one I have seen thus far). I thought the actress that portrayed Lisbeth was outstanding. It is obvious the need for the American version is based on the need to earn money – which does not inherently make it a bad omen for the prospective movies. I would liked to have seen the original Lisbeth actress reprise her role, but it was posted on this board that she was not interested. I do not know the veracity of this information. I will go see the movies and hopefully they will be worth it.

      - rc,


    • admin says:

      DITTO FROM THIS PORTUGUESE

      - ,


    • Maurice, says:

      DITTO FROM THIS IRISHMAN!!!

      - Maurice,


    • K.Linboom, says:

      Cheers, Olive!! You said it all.

      - K.Linboom,


  • ThomM says:

    To the predators of the world, Lisbeth Salander looks like the perfect victim: physically insignificant, socially marginalized and mentally challenged. Larsson’s brilliance is in conceiving a character who does not see herself as a victim, to the utter confounding of those self-same predators. Rooney Mara (admittedly on the basis of a slight body of work) appears to bring only a waif-like innocence as a qualification for portraying L.S. In other respects she seems to have all the dark edginess of a warm pat of creamery butter, in stark contrast to Noomi Rapace who used her own piercings from her punk-rock days. Hollywood’s dependence on mass market appeal will almost certainly result in yet another betrayal of authorial intent and purpose, made doubly poignant by Larsson’s untimely death.

    - ThomM,


  • Elox says:

    Hollywood version ? Goodluck. After this Masterpiece, the new version is doomed to fail. Replacing Rapace with this innocent looking girl ? Game over before it even starts. The Swedish movies were great. It had all the charm of a true European film. The Hollywood version will be like a bad James bond / mission impossible type of thing. I will not watch it.

    - Elox,


    • …, says:

      The Swedish film already had Hollywood elements.


    • Robbie, says:

      DITTO FROM THIS AMERICAN


  • admin says:

    no way can she even come close to what noomi repace !!! noomi is lisbeth hands down


  • olive says:

    NOOOO! Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth Salander! How can they change that! I will NOT go see the Hollywood version. How could they possiblly choose someone else?

    - olive,


    • admin says:

      Daniel Craig does make the whole “chick magnet” thing make sense. Man, he is one hot guy!

      - bond girl,


    • Maurice, says:

      I couldn’t agree with L.Sanchez more “As for Hollywood remaking them – I’m afraid they will just airbrush all the grit from the film. Everyone will have smooth skin and shiny hair, and the interiors will all have designer touches. Why bother?” THAT is exactly the American way of thinking… allure and distract people visually then nothing else matters much, then no one has to think much either.Harry, if anyone was going to do justice to these books it definitely will not be Hollywood.

      - Power to Noomi Rapace,


    • MARJORY, says:

      The paperback version is only currently available in the European market.We picked up a copy at the Nuernberg airport in July 2010. Larsson’s three books are the BEST fiction that I,ve ever read. OR, Was it fiction??

      - P Dolter,


    • K.Linboom, says:

      Cheers, Olive!! You said it all.

      - K.Linboom,


    • admin says:

      There were always far too many cowardly, passive AND aggressive Nazis in Sweden. We have a few in the U.S.A. as well. We simply call them “white trash losers.” Show me an impotent man and I’ll show you a hater.

      - Tequilla Mockingbird,


  • admin says:

    i dont even understand the point of making a remake. the european production is amazing.

    hollywood finds a pretty face to play lisbeth, makes a puritan version of the movie, makes a couple millions and there we have a mediocre movie!

    i hate this hollywood way of producing blockbusters. what is interesting about these movies, apart from the plot, is obviously the european way of making cinema!

    what a disgrace…..

    - ,


    • admin says:

      As an american who loves cinema I agree with you


  • admin says:

    I won’t waste my time going to see it i have already the original virgen


  • admin says:

    I hope it work they should keep rooney she the best for this movie sorry


  • admin says:

    i dont even understand the point of making a remake. the european production is amazing.

    hollywood finds a pretty face to play lisbeth, makes a puritan version of the movie, makes a couple millions and there we have a mediocre movie!

    i hate this hollywood way of producing blockbusters. what is interesting about these movies, apart from the plot, is obviously the european way of making cinema!

    what a disgrace…..


    • admin says:

      As an american who loves cinema I agree with you


  • admin says:

    I won’t waste my time going to see it i have already the original virgen


  • admin says:

    I hope it work they should keep rooney she the best for this movie sorry


  • admin says:

    I won’t waste my time going to see it i have already the original virgen

    - ,


  • admin says:

    I hope it work they should keep rooney she the best for this movie sorry

    - ,


  • says:

    You know, the producers of the Swedish film had to give the rights for the remake to happen…Why aren’t people placing any ‘blame’ there?

    - ,


  • says:

    You know, the producers of the Swedish film had to give the rights for the remake to happen…Why aren’t people placing any ‘blame’ there?


  • Sunny says:

    Just finished watching the movie, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Have not gotten the chance to read any of the series, but am definitely interested now! If that doesn’t say anything about the choice of actress, Rooney Mara, I don’t know what else to say.

    - Sunny,


    • admin says:

      I read them all and they all awsome great story


  • Ian Reed says:

    Remakes are always 2nd rate. It is a Swedish novel and Hollywood makes popularist movies for wide audiences and money, so it just won’t have the intellectual or particular Scandinavian grasp of the original. As Noomi Rapache is now inextricably seen as Lisbeth (and she speaks good English), any alternative will just be seen as a fake. It will be like the British version of Walander – totally missed the point and badly acted. All copies are never as good as the original – being first is the key.

    - Ian Reed,


    • bill robertson – sandwich, il, says:

      noomi rapace has stated that she has “done my lisbeth,” and that she has never had any interest in being in the american films.

      - bill robertson – sandwich, il,


  • Science rules says:

    What’s happened to being open-minded and scientific? How about being somewhat intelligent and waiting to see before you compare 2 products? Because it’s so much more fun to jump to conclusions and spew venom!

    - Science rules,


  • babyMaggie says:

    Ha, how lame. The poor girl from Harry Potter shaved off her locks for nothin’. Oh well. Nothing ever beats an original!

    - babyMaggie,


  • Stavros from Athens says:

    The movies are loyal to the books. Espesiallly Noomi Rapache is fantastic. Best casting ever! It is very sad that Larsson died so young. It is a unique phainomenon in literature. The americans cannot understand the spirit of the books. That is why the swedish movies are unbeatable.

    - Stavros from Athens,


    • Elisabeth Strong, says:

      i agree…i just started book 2 and found out Larsson is already gone…i was so looking forward to reading more of his work

      - Elisabeth Strong,


  • babyMaggie says:

    Ha, how lame. The poor girl from Harry Potter shaved off her locks for nothin’. Oh well. Nothing ever beats an original!

    - babyMaggie,


  • Stavros from Athens says:

    The movies are loyal to the books. Espesiallly Noomi Rapache is fantastic. Best casting ever! It is very sad that Larsson died so young. It is a unique phainomenon in literature. The americans cannot understand the spirit of the books. That is why the swedish movies are unbeatable.

    - Stavros from Athens,


    • Elisabeth Strong, says:

      i agree…i just started book 2 and found out Larsson is already gone…i was so looking forward to reading more of his work

      - Elisabeth Strong,


  • Michael Kaye says:

    The Hollywood version will likely be very lame. They ought to have selected Kenneth Branagh for Mikael Blomkvist.

    - Michael Kaye,


  • Brian McFarlane says:

    No, the American girl looks….well……American!! Too cute by half but that’s their way. Your girl Rapache looks just like I pictured Salander. Maybe I can get to see the Swedish films with subtitles??????!!!!

    - Brian McFarlane,


    • Elisabeth Strong, says:

      i agree original actress is similar to what i expected, but judging by this photo wouldnt be fair to the American…amazing how goth hair and make up can change a person…

      - Elisabeth Strong,


  • Michael Kaye says:

    The Hollywood version will likely be very lame. They ought to have selected Kenneth Branagh for Mikael Blomkvist.

    - Michael Kaye,


  • Brian McFarlane says:

    No, the American girl looks….well……American!! Too cute by half but that’s their way. Your girl Rapache looks just like I pictured Salander. Maybe I can get to see the Swedish films with subtitles??????!!!!

    - Brian McFarlane,


    • Elisabeth Strong, says:

      i agree original actress is similar to what i expected, but judging by this photo wouldnt be fair to the American…amazing how goth hair and make up can change a person…

      - Elisabeth Strong,


  • zaphod says:

    perhaps… if they include some of the character development omitted from the Swedish film (have only seen the first one so far, last night) …. given Hollywood’s past record of changing book plots to suit their current styles, I don’t have big hopes, but I’ll probably slap down the money to see it when it’s done.

    - zaphod,


  • Candy says:

    Once again Hollywood will ruin a perfect film. The Swedish version was fantastic and the actress who played Lisabeth was amazing.

    - Candy,


    • Nadine, says:

      Yes I agree with you Candy!I mean ok I like a Hollywood blockbuster as much as the next girl, but sometimes they need to learn to leave stuff alone.I just watched the Swedish movies this past week end and Noomi has been absolutely fab!No little Hollywood fresh face can capture the darkness, grit and the proper persona that is Lisbeth. No matter how much hair and make up can do, can she pull Lisbeth’s hardness really?Will wait and see, but movie

      -wise I go for the original work.I also saw on IMDB that they made it into a tv show???…

      - Nadine,


  • zaphod says:

    perhaps… if they include some of the character development omitted from the Swedish film (have only seen the first one so far, last night) …. given Hollywood’s past record of changing book plots to suit their current styles, I don’t have big hopes, but I’ll probably slap down the money to see it when it’s done.

    - zaphod,


  • Candy says:

    Once again Hollywood will ruin a perfect film. The Swedish version was fantastic and the actress who played Lisabeth was amazing.

    - Candy,


    • Nadine, says:

      Yes I agree with you Candy!I mean ok I like a Hollywood blockbuster as much as the next girl, but sometimes they need to learn to leave stuff alone.I just watched the Swedish movies this past week end and Noomi has been absolutely fab!No little Hollywood fresh face can capture the darkness, grit and the proper persona that is Lisbeth. No matter how much hair and make up can do, can she pull Lisbeth’s hardness really?Will wait and see, but movie

      -wise I go for the original work.I also saw on IMDB that they made it into a tv show???…

      - Nadine,


  • ‘parito says:

    NOOMI RAPACE was pefect. idiotic americans. they absolutely NEED the movie to be in english.

    - ‘parito,


    • srn8780, says:

      Not this one! I loved the Swedish version with subtitles. I’m holding my breath and hoping the English Hollywood version will not suck!

      - srn8780,


    • julliardbound23, says:

      Without makeup and piercings Rapace is also very pretty, innocent looking girl.

      - Robbie,


    • talonthorndog, says:

      DITTO DITTO FROM THIS CANADIAN

      - MARJORY,


  • ‘parito says:

    NOOMI RAPACE was pefect. idiotic americans. they absolutely NEED the movie to be in english.

    - ‘parito,


    • talonthorndog, says:

      I,too, just watched the first and second films. The first one,even though I watched in the original Swedish with English subtitles, seemed to be more inclusive, You didn’t really have to have read the book to know what was going on. The screenplay for the second one really relied on the viewer having read the books. As for Hollywood remaking them – I’m afraid they will just airbrush all the grit from the film. Everyone will have smooth skin and shiny hair, and the interiors will all have designer touches. Why bother?

      - L.Sanchez,


    • julliardbound23, says:

      I didn’t care for the Swedish version…I am excited to see if the US can make the movie much more like the book.

      - lu,


    • srn8780, says:

      Not this one! I loved the Swedish version with subtitles. I’m holding my breath and hoping the English Hollywood version will not suck!

      - srn8780,


  • joliambray@live.co.uk says:

    lis salander is a captulation of all womans inner streath, an amazon of the spirit the higher power in all woman that unannoused to themselves each is yerning to aspire to. In truth the reflection that can make a closedminded male crumble with insecurity …………..none could play this role they could only be it .

    - joliambray@live.co.uk,


  • tanstaafl28 says:

    Allison Scagliotti would have been a much better choice.

    - tanstaafl28,


  • joliambray@live.co.uk says:

    lis salander is a captulation of all womans inner streath, an amazon of the spirit the higher power in all woman that unannoused to themselves each is yerning to aspire to. In truth the reflection that can make a closedminded male crumble with insecurity …………..none could play this role they could only be it .

    - joliambray@live.co.uk,


  • tanstaafl28 says:

    Allison Scagliotti would have been a much better choice.

    - tanstaafl28,


  • JDS says:

    I think she’s cute as hell…perfect for the Salander character…she should be able to pull off the mysterious, touch, and sexual Lisbeth…

    - JDS,


    • Thai, says:

      Lisbeth is not cute as hell.

      - Thai,


  • Mr Bonn, Old Lamps, Stockholm says:

    And Please, Mr Fincher as very big fan since “Zodiac”, I know that You´re man of details, since I know that You personally wanted ASEA-lamps from 1951 for the Uppsala scenes, make them really speak with a SWEDISH accent, the few times before any american director have tried that, actors have spoken english with swedish accent but as a matter of fact it has allways sounded like a russian accent in the end.

    - Mr Bonn, Old Lamps, Stockholm,


  • Mr Bonn, Old Lamps, Stockholm says:

    And Please, Mr Fincher as very big fan since “Zodiac”, I know that You´re man of details, since I know that You personally wanted ASEA-lamps from 1951 for the Uppsala scenes, make them really speak with a SWEDISH accent, the few times before any american director have tried that, actors have spoken english with swedish accent but as a matter of fact it has allways sounded like a russian accent in the end.

    - Mr Bonn, Old Lamps, Stockholm,


  • P Fab Georgia USA says:

    I’m so glad there is a hollywood version of each film. The first Swedish film did NOT do justice to the book. Rapace was good as Salander. But, so many pieces were missing and the film seemed quite disjointed. And Mikael, wow, he was supposed to be a “ladies man”, a player in the books, but in the film he was very unattractive and unconvincing. So much about the Wennerström affair was missing and the movie never really connected the dots. Hopefully, Hollywood can make a more seamless venture.

    - P Fab Georgia USA,


    • rc, says:

      My thought ab out it exactly! How horrific and out of touch to have conventional looking actors–and needlessly too. On the girl who played with fire disk, the viewer has a choice of dubbed English (yuck also) or English subtitles. I love the fact that the movies are pure Swedish.

      - talonthorndog,


    • Ray V, says:

      Hollywood will only detract from the accomplishment of the books and of the Swedish films. How like Americans to think they can outdo everyone else. Count me out.Carrie Megli, Chico, CA


    • nk, says:

      Oh how can you be so wrong!We will probably get another characterless american film, just like thousands of others which swamp europe every year.In my opinion the three swedish films can’t be topped. The characters are absolutely as portrayed in the books. I’m sure Stieg Larsson would be proud of them. How about you americans reading undertitles as we sometimes do….

      - nk,


  • Lara Hawthorne says:

    Glad they didn’t go with Kristen Stewart! Puh-leez!!

    - Lara Hawthorne,


  • Brian Fuller says:

    I am disappointed to hear that there will be a Hollywood remake of the series. I feel that the original movies will not be able to be surpassed and that creating a remake is pure mockery. Rapace is exactly how I pictured Salander in my head and this new actress that is supposed to portray her will never live up to Rapace’s amazing level of acting. No one else will ever be able to live up to Salander as Rapace has.

    - Brian Fuller,


    • Cotye Brown, says:

      I agree. Hollywood always seem to mess up the original while the original actors not getting any credit for their spectacular performances that made the movie famous in the first place.

      - Cotye Brown,


  • Janne Dahlman says:

    Daniel Craig? What a joke. This is going to be terrible

    - Janne Dahlman,


  • Lisa P. says:

    Why do it in a sweedish accent? They didn’t speak english in the book. They should do it like they did it in the Hunt for Red October, subtitle the beginning and switch so the viewers get the idea but then don’t have to read the whole movie. Anyway, Hollywood is going to eff up this story, anyway. They rarely do a book without screwing it up, not to mention, doing it without Noomi? Who really cares. I’ll probably see it out of curiosity but my home versions will be the Sweedish ones.

    - Lisa P.,


    • Ray V., says:

      On the English version of the Swedish films, Noomi Rapace said that Salander took over her life for the 18 months it took to film the 3 books, and sho would not consider doing the new film. You can believe that or not !.

      - Ray V.,


  • Yvonne Torres says:

    More than likely not! Already I can see that she has light colored eyes and Lisabeths eyes were almost black. I have no hope that hollywood will do a better or more convincing version than the original, even though they did not go into the book enough for me. I as well thought that Mikael Blomqvist would be different looking than the actor who portrayed him.

    - Yvonne Torres,


  • Thai says:

    I agree that she doesn’t look anything like Sally with the blonde hair and blue eyes (especially from this picture) but I’ll wait and see what the Hollywood make-up wonders will do.

    On the other hand I think Craig is a good choice. He is just the right level of “handsomeness” not like a Clooney but enough to portrait a character who has no problem in charming women. And he really looks scandinavian to me.

    - Thai,


  • Amanda says:

    I personally think its a horrible idea to “re-make” the movies. Dont fix what isnt broken in my oppinion. So what you have to read subtitles. Also, I think Daniel Craig is a piss poor actor and will not do Mikael Blomkvist justice. I think they should just scrap the whole idea of a remake.

    Americans need to broaden thier horizons.

    And its not that I dislike Americans, I was born and live in Los Angeles CA.

    - Amanda,


  • AJL says:

    Daniel Craig is a great choice….but Noomi is the only person on the planet that should ever play Lisbeth!

    - AJL,


    • rosana milagre, says:

      in my opinion Craig is perfect for the role, but i think natalie portman could be a better lisbeth,,, let see what happen

      - rosana milagre,


  • Betty Robertson says:

    I love THE girl with the Dragon Tattoo,Going to get the next part in the Trilogy from the Warehouse they have all three parts.

    - Betty Robertson,


  • Ray Veysey Normandy says:

    Can I reccommend that all lovers of Stieg Larsson should also try the Wallander books, also crime and police orientated, and are excellent. Also Swedish and also filmed by the Swedish and remade by the BBC, once again the Swedish is the better even with subtitles. The BBC series was obviously made with the cost in mind, paring down the action to feature only easy shooting conditions, and changing the order of everything, they are good if you haven’t read the books

    - Ray Veysey Normandy,


  • BL says:

    I just finished watching this movie and I loved every bit of it. I can’t stand the thought of this original Swedish trilogy being remade by Hollywood! Unfortunately, it is all about the money and I will not see the remakes, only the original foreign films. Noomi Rapache is mind-blowing! I am ready for the next 2 and am happy to just watch them on my flat screen at home versus giving money to Hollywood. By the way, great comments. Americans, unoriginal they are!

    - BL,


  • Dolores Fabian says:

    It will be difficult to top the Swedish movie version. Hollywood, being Hollywood will emhasis the blood and gore and the “big picture” will be ignored! Good vs evil is what this movie is about.

    - Dolores Fabian,


  • John says:

    There has been an occasional good movies from Hollywood over the years and I have high hopes that this also can be something. Then .. it’s not a remake of the Swedish film, it´s a new film based on Stiegs book. Rooney Mara can be perfect as Lisbeth, she will hardly look like the picture here. I liked Naomi’s Lisbeth but it can be done much better I think.

    - John,


  • John says:

    There has been an occasional good movies from Hollywood over the years and I have high hopes that this also can be something. Then .. it’s not a remake of the Swedish film, it´s a new film based on Stiegs book. Rooney Mara can be perfect as Lisbeth, she will hardly look like the picture here. I liked Naomi’s Lisbeth but it can be done much better I think.

    - John,


  • Louise says:

    Why are the Americans even boithering? The Swedish film is just perfect.

    - Louise,


    • lu, says:

      totally agree!

      -

      - nana,


    • la_abeja, says:

      I have to agree (from an American).

      - la_abeja,


  • Marilyn says:

    She sure doesn’t look like Lisbeth to me.

    - Marilyn,


  • blahh says:

    I think they should make Lisbeth have long raven-black hair, that’s how I pictured here when I read the book. This girl is going to need a serious makeover lets hope she’s a good actress.

    - blahh,


  • blahh says:

    I think they should make Lisbeth have long raven-black hair, that’s how I pictured here when I read the book. This girl is going to need a serious makeover lets hope she’s a good actress.

    - blahh,


  • la_abeja says:

    Don’t know who she is but will be tough to beat Noomi Rapache – she makes Lisbeth come to life!

    - la_abeja,


  • la_abeja says:

    Don’t know who she is but will be tough to beat Noomi Rapache – she makes Lisbeth come to life!

    - la_abeja,


  • la_abeja says:

    Don’t know who she is but will be tough to beat Noomi Rapache – she makes Lisbeth come to life!

    - la_abeja,


  • Han says:

    I do not know who she is, I do not have any expectations concerning her because I do not want to see this Hollywood remake. The trilogy belongs to Rapace and her colleagues and I adore the movies as they are- cold and warm at the same time, real and true.

    What do we need Hollywood for, then?

    O sorry… I forgot about the fact that all people are after is money…

    - Han,


  • Han says:

    I do not know who she is, I do not have any expectations concerning her because I do not want to see this Hollywood remake. The trilogy belongs to Rapace and her colleagues and I adore the movies as they are- cold and warm at the same time, real and true.

    What do we need Hollywood for, then?

    O sorry… I forgot about the fact that all people are after is money…

    - Han,


  • Han says:

    I do not know who she is, I do not have any expectations concerning her because I do not want to see this Hollywood remake. The trilogy belongs to Rapace and her colleagues and I adore the movies as they are- cold and warm at the same time, real and true.

    What do we need Hollywood for, then?

    O sorry… I forgot about the fact that all people are after is money…

    - Han,


  • Dennis, Columbus, Ohio says:

    Why does Hollywood have to go for the big bucks once again? Can’t they let this masterpiece live on its own merits? What a brilliant film the Swedish version is. Don’t screw it up Hollywood. Daniel Craig, indeed! Nuff said.

    - Dennis, Columbus, Ohio,


  • larry, pittsburgh, usa says:

    Wow. Lot’s of America bashing. Sounds like Sweden has many insecure citizens who are afraid the film will turn out better than the original. I used to own a Volvo. I didn’t feel insecure because I didn’t want to buy and American car. Grow up Sweden.

    - larry, pittsburgh, usa,


  • Dennis, Columbus, Ohio says:

    Why does Hollywood have to go for the big bucks once again? Can’t they let this masterpiece live on its own merits? What a brilliant film the Swedish version is. Don’t screw it up Hollywood. Daniel Craig, indeed! Nuff said.

    - Dennis, Columbus, Ohio,


  • larry, pittsburgh, usa says:

    Wow. Lot’s of America bashing. Sounds like Sweden has many insecure citizens who are afraid the film will turn out better than the original. I used to own a Volvo. I didn’t feel insecure because I didn’t want to buy and American car. Grow up Sweden.

    - larry, pittsburgh, usa,


  • Dennis, Columbus, Ohio says:

    Why does Hollywood have to go for the big bucks once again? Can’t they let this masterpiece live on its own merits? What a brilliant film the Swedish version is. Don’t screw it up Hollywood. Daniel Craig, indeed! Nuff said.

    - Dennis, Columbus, Ohio,


  • larry, pittsburgh, usa says:

    Wow. Lot’s of America bashing. Sounds like Sweden has many insecure citizens who are afraid the film will turn out better than the original. I used to own a Volvo. I didn’t feel insecure because I didn’t want to buy and American car. Grow up Sweden.

    - larry, pittsburgh, usa,


  • Merrily, Sacramento, CA says:

    Why a remake? The Swedish interpretation is perfect. Don’t let Hollywood touch it!

    - Merrily, Sacramento, CA,


    • admin says:

      Without makeup and piercings Rapace is also very pretty, innocent looking girl.

      - Robbie,


    • Monse , Berlin, says:

      totally agree!!!

      - Monse , Berlin,


  • Merrily, Sacramento, CA says:

    Why a remake? The Swedish interpretation is perfect. Don’t let Hollywood touch it!

    - Merrily, Sacramento, CA,


    • admin says:

      Hollywood will only detract from the accomplishment of the books and of the Swedish films. How like Americans to think they can outdo everyone else. Count me out.Carrie Megli, Chico, CA


    • Monse , Berlin, says:

      totally agree!!!

      - Monse , Berlin,


  • Merrily, Sacramento, CA says:

    Why a remake? The Swedish interpretation is perfect. Don’t let Hollywood touch it!

    - Merrily, Sacramento, CA,


    • admin says:

      Excuse me, I see I was mistaken. Please disregard the comment. I was thinking Noomi Rapace was pictured above. Can’t imagine ANYONE but her playing the part after seeing the 3 Swedish films.

      - Kim,


    • Monse , Berlin, says:

      totally agree!!!

      - Monse , Berlin,


  • Val says:

    You know, there were TONS of people bashing Noomi for playing Lisbeth because she didn’t match the profile in the book. Now everyone is up in arms about Rooney. Let’s just wait and see on this one, shall we? There are indications this may work. First of Fincher (director of The Social Network) combed through a list of actresses to play Lisbeth with very strict requirements; one of them being 5’4 or shorter. Secondly, I think Daniel Craig playing Mikael will be an interesting characterization. Plus, the rest of the cast seems it will fit the caliber of Larsson’s work. Robin Wright as Erika Berger

    Stellan Skarsgård as Martin Vanger and Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger.

    So while I love the books as much as everyone here. We must first access that very few books that make it to film are ever done with 100% accuracy. Since that’s probably the most likely outcome with these films, I’m looking forward to HOW Fincher and Rooney will place their own unique interpretations to the books.

    - Val,


  • Jane St. Clair says:

    Larry, if you’ll take half a minute to look at the signatures, you’ll see that most of the comments are coming from Americans, not “insecure” Swedes!

    - Jane St. Clair,


  • Val says:

    You know, there were TONS of people bashing Noomi for playing Lisbeth because she didn’t match the profile in the book. Now everyone is up in arms about Rooney. Let’s just wait and see on this one, shall we? There are indications this may work. First of Fincher (director of The Social Network) combed through a list of actresses to play Lisbeth with very strict requirements; one of them being 5’4 or shorter. Secondly, I think Daniel Craig playing Mikael will be an interesting characterization. Plus, the rest of the cast seems it will fit the caliber of Larsson’s work. Robin Wright as Erika Berger

    Stellan Skarsgård as Martin Vanger and Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger.

    So while I love the books as much as everyone here. We must first access that very few books that make it to film are ever done with 100% accuracy. Since that’s probably the most likely outcome with these films, I’m looking forward to HOW Fincher and Rooney will place their own unique interpretations to the books.

    - Val,


  • Jane St. Clair says:

    Larry, if you’ll take half a minute to look at the signatures, you’ll see that most of the comments are coming from Americans, not “insecure” Swedes!

    - Jane St. Clair,


  • Val says:

    You know, there were TONS of people bashing Noomi for playing Lisbeth because she didn’t match the profile in the book. Now everyone is up in arms about Rooney. Let’s just wait and see on this one, shall we? There are indications this may work. First of Fincher (director of The Social Network) combed through a list of actresses to play Lisbeth with very strict requirements; one of them being 5’4 or shorter. Secondly, I think Daniel Craig playing Mikael will be an interesting characterization. Plus, the rest of the cast seems it will fit the caliber of Larsson’s work. Robin Wright as Erika Berger

    Stellan Skarsgård as Martin Vanger and Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger.

    So while I love the books as much as everyone here. We must first access that very few books that make it to film are ever done with 100% accuracy. Since that’s probably the most likely outcome with these films, I’m looking forward to HOW Fincher and Rooney will place their own unique interpretations to the books.

    - Val,


  • Jane St. Clair says:

    Larry, if you’ll take half a minute to look at the signatures, you’ll see that most of the comments are coming from Americans, not “insecure” Swedes!

    - Jane St. Clair,


  • CheBreal says:

    nah, not based on the picture shown. she can hardly play “the girl” from the books if she insists on looking like a flirty girl next door; Lisbeth is anti-girl next door. someone should tell Fincher.

    - CheBreal,


  • CheBreal says:

    nah, not based on the picture shown. she can hardly play “the girl” from the books if she insists on looking like a flirty girl next door; Lisbeth is anti-girl next door. someone should tell Fincher.

    - CheBreal,


  • CheBreal says:

    nah, not based on the picture shown. she can hardly play “the girl” from the books if she insists on looking like a flirty girl next door; Lisbeth is anti-girl next door. someone should tell Fincher.

    - CheBreal,


  • Ali says:

    Yes, yes, yes – Daniel Craig as Mikael! THAT IS DEFINITELY WORTH WAITING FOR!

    - Ali,


  • Ali says:

    Yes, yes, yes – Daniel Craig as Mikael! THAT IS DEFINITELY WORTH WAITING FOR!

    - Ali,


  • C Meglli says:

    No, no, no. Noomi Rapaace cannot be equaled or duplicated. I will not be going to the American version, for sure.

    - C Meglli,


  • C Meglli says:

    No, no, no. Noomi Rapaace cannot be equaled or duplicated. I will not be going to the American version, for sure.

    - C Meglli,


  • GiS says:

    Ellen Page would have my vote … she seemed perfect. Looking forward to see if Rooney can pull it off.

    - GiS,


  • steve s says:

    she will probanly do great but i like bridget fonda la feme nikita

    - steve s,


  • Blah says:

    Why do Americans alway think they can make movies better than people from other countries. Don’t they have original ideas? Or is it just that they can’t read?

    - Blah,


    • K, says:

      American’s don’t THINK they can make movies better, it was inevitable that Dragon Tattoo was made in America, it was a best selling novel. And it’s not America as a whole, it’s simply Hollywood. Sweden just naturally beat them to the punch and made a movie first, since Larsson’s books were Swedish. It’s not about original ideas (and we have them thank you) or other juvinile things like that, it’s about movie making and what wins the money.

      - K,


  • Finn says:

    Saw the Swedish movie with English subtitles – can’t imagine the Hollywood version being as good. Noomi Rapache was excellent – very believeable! I have read the first 2 books now, and can’t wait to pick up the 3rd. I say the 2nd was even better than the first. I don’t normally read much, but I just couldn’t put it down!

    Now I’ll check out the Hollywood version and see if they captured the book…

    - Finn,


  • rattusburrus says:

    Her face is too soft and even if she had the right looks, I doubt she would make a convincing Salander. She looks like she should play in some re-make of Twilight, not in a movie that actually requires acting.

    - rattusburrus,


    • rattusburrus, says:

      Oh, and if she get’s the role, will it be her face all over this website?

      - rattusburrus,


  • NUNES says:

    THIS IS THE MOST STUPID/STUPID/STUPID IDEA EVER/

    RAPACHE IS LISBETH U DUMMIES

    - NUNES,


  • Laura says:

    I think that her face is right. With the cropped black hair, piercings and stern glare, I think she’ll do fine.

    However, I dislike the fact that Hollywood always feels compelled to constantly remake foreign films. The originals always turn out to stay the better version.

    - Laura,


  • alekzandra says:

    I can’t believe anyone can do this as well as Noomi.

    - alekzandra,


  • a.reader says:

    No way a movie can or has ever lived up to expectations of a book.

    - a.reader,


  • a.reader says:

    No way a movie can or has ever lived up to expectations of a book.

    - a.reader,


  • Nansi says:

    “What do you think? Will she live up to expectations?”

    No.

    The best we can hope for, if we care at all about the remake, is that it stands well enough on it’s own. My expectations are very low, so I probably won’t be disappointed. The only thing I can say for Rooney Mara is that she is brave to take up this challenge. For me, Noomi Rapace will always be Lisbeth.

    - Nansi,


  • Nansi says:

    “What do you think? Will she live up to expectations?”

    No.

    The best we can hope for, if we care at all about the remake, is that it stands well enough on it’s own. My expectations are very low, so I probably won’t be disappointed. The only thing I can say for Rooney Mara is that she is brave to take up this challenge. For me, Noomi Rapace will always be Lisbeth.

    - Nansi,


  • mikado says:

    Love Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, but I’m glad they didn’t go with Natalie Portman or Carey Mulligan. Also, glad to hear the actors will have Swedish accents

    - mikado,


  • mikado says:

    Love Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, but I’m glad they didn’t go with Natalie Portman or Carey Mulligan. Also, glad to hear the actors will have Swedish accents

    - mikado,


  • A. Clark, Racine, Ohio says:

    I’m just shocked that Kristen Stewart was even considered… She would screw the film to hell and back… Not familiar with the actress they chose, so I can’t say if she will be any good or not. Are the Swedish films on DVD? I would love to see them.

    - A. Clark, Racine, Ohio,


    • Ray, says:

      all 3 available in Swedish but not with English sub titles, English subtiitled version of Dragon Tatto now out, the next one in the new year.The Swedish versions have French sub titles because the stories have been huge in France before they hit the English / American market

      - Ray,


  • A. Clark, Racine, Ohio says:

    I’m just shocked that Kristen Stewart was even considered… She would screw the film to hell and back… Not familiar with the actress they chose, so I can’t say if she will be any good or not. Are the Swedish films on DVD? I would love to see them.

    - A. Clark, Racine, Ohio,


    • Ray, says:

      all 3 available in Swedish but not with English sub titles, English subtiitled version of Dragon Tatto now out, the next one in the new year.The Swedish versions have French sub titles because the stories have been huge in France before they hit the English / American market

      - Ray,


  • Carl M.Leal M.D. says:

    Since americans appear not to be able to read,or simply don´t want to,remaking of an already great movie sounds silly but justified.Mr Fincher,certainly a great director himself,has a tall order. We will see if all that money is well spent.English with a swedish accent? Are they trying to fool somebody?

    - Carl M.Leal M.D.,


    • Meagan, says:

      Thank you for speaking my and porbably a lot of other reader’s minds who were distraught by how the movies turned out to be after having read the books.

      - Patrick Brinkmann,


    • Doug Kohler, says:

      Since we Americans don’t read – what accounts for the sale of these books in America being higher than anywhere else? We aren’t using them as drink coasters. The point seems to be totally missed that the American version of the movie is not a “remake” at all but a different version adapted for an American, English speaking audience.The subtitled Swedish movies lacked a lot in translation and was riddled with errors and poor grammar to the point that it was an painful to watch and take seriously.Mr. Larson may have been Swedish, but as with all authors – their work belongs to the world. I am puzzled as to why the Swedish members here would choose to belittle another country and culture for wanting to share Mr. Larson’s work with it’s citizens as well as open a door into your country and culture which we are little familiar with – instead of celebrate the fact that one of your own countrymen is being himself celebrate by us.

      - Doug Kohler,


  • Lolo says:

    Why bother, the Swedish versions are awsome! Daniel Craig??? if I hadn’t decided not to see it before that confirmed my decision.

    - Lolo,


  • Carl M.Leal M.D. says:

    Since americans appear not to be able to read,or simply don´t want to,remaking of an already great movie sounds silly but justified.Mr Fincher,certainly a great director himself,has a tall order. We will see if all that money is well spent.English with a swedish accent? Are they trying to fool somebody?

    - Carl M.Leal M.D.,


    • Meagan, says:

      Me too cant wait till second part! i wonder when we can see the trailer of that?


    • Doug Kohler, says:

      Since we Americans don’t read – what accounts for the sale of these books in America being higher than anywhere else? We aren’t using them as drink coasters. The point seems to be totally missed that the American version of the movie is not a “remake” at all but a different version adapted for an American, English speaking audience.The subtitled Swedish movies lacked a lot in translation and was riddled with errors and poor grammar to the point that it was an painful to watch and take seriously.Mr. Larson may have been Swedish, but as with all authors – their work belongs to the world. I am puzzled as to why the Swedish members here would choose to belittle another country and culture for wanting to share Mr. Larson’s work with it’s citizens as well as open a door into your country and culture which we are little familiar with – instead of celebrate the fact that one of your own countrymen is being himself celebrate by us.

      - Doug Kohler,


  • Lolo says:

    Why bother, the Swedish versions are awsome! Daniel Craig??? if I hadn’t decided not to see it before that confirmed my decision.

    - Lolo,


  • Chas says:

    It will be challenging to bring the northern-European feel of the books (and the original movies) to a broad American audience!

    - Chas,


  • Slcm says:

    I have read all of the books and seen both of the Swedish versions of the movies. Why change something that is already a great movie? Yes, there were some differences between the movies and books; however, the actors fit the descriptions and gave exceptional performances. I would have absolutely never changed the role of Lisbeth Salander since Noomi Rapache did a wonderful representation. All I have to say is that this revision has a hell of a lot to live up to!

    - Slcm,


  • Sharon says:

    I just finished watching “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. The whole story was incredible. Wish I could understand Swedish, so I could indulge in other movies.

    I will definitely seek out the American version. What would it hurt?

    - Sharon,


  • Adell Cruz says:

    I think that Rooney is a terrible choice. She has a look of the girl next door and I think she will have a very hard time convincing Americans of this very difficult role. I love the movies with Noomi. I am curious to see how the Swedish screenplay will be adapted to American audiences. When a movie is re-made, it is never as good as the original. I love foreign films and I have been raving about these movies to my friends. Even though, I haven’t read the books yet, these movies are intriguing and engaging to watch. I doubt the American adaptation will be as good as the Swedish version and it will send true American cinema lovers to look for the original, if they haven’t seen them and get them to read the books.

    - Adell Cruz,


  • Chas says:

    It will be challenging to bring the northern-European feel of the books (and the original movies) to a broad American audience!

    - Chas,


  • Slcm says:

    I have read all of the books and seen both of the Swedish versions of the movies. Why change something that is already a great movie? Yes, there were some differences between the movies and books; however, the actors fit the descriptions and gave exceptional performances. I would have absolutely never changed the role of Lisbeth Salander since Noomi Rapache did a wonderful representation. All I have to say is that this revision has a hell of a lot to live up to!

    - Slcm,


  • Sharon says:

    I just finished watching “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. The whole story was incredible. Wish I could understand Swedish, so I could indulge in other movies.

    I will definitely seek out the American version. What would it hurt?

    - Sharon,


  • Adell Cruz says:

    I think that Rooney is a terrible choice. She has a look of the girl next door and I think she will have a very hard time convincing Americans of this very difficult role. I love the movies with Noomi. I am curious to see how the Swedish screenplay will be adapted to American audiences. When a movie is re-made, it is never as good as the original. I love foreign films and I have been raving about these movies to my friends. Even though, I haven’t read the books yet, these movies are intriguing and engaging to watch. I doubt the American adaptation will be as good as the Swedish version and it will send true American cinema lovers to look for the original, if they haven’t seen them and get them to read the books.

    - Adell Cruz,


  • Anna London says:

    David Fincher is definately the right director to re-make this film, he won’t f… it up and americanise it, I also like the actress he’s chosen , to have a well known face would ruin it. I just think they are re-making films far too soon, there must be a big shortage of scripts out there!!! Still thing the Swedish one will be better they do DARK so well.

    - Anna London,


  • Pamela Madigan says:

    Noomi Rapace and Mikael Nyquist simply cannot be improved upon; I thought they were pitch perfect on every level. Making an “american version” is simply a money making proposition. Seeing the film in swedish, with swedish actors filmed in Sweden is essential to this story, anything less is not authentic to the story.

    - Pamela Madigan,


  • J M Taylor says:

    Will there be Swedish sequels? Hope so because it was so effective the first time. I’ve literally just seen the film without reading the books and am now in the process of buying them – it had an effect without 007, what’s Craig going to add that the other actors don’t?

    D McClenahan “If it aint broke, don’t fix it” – Great shout!

    - J M Taylor,


  • Lynn Rhodes says:

    I think you need to have read the books first or you will not get the whole picture – the books are so packed with characterizations that are not in the movies. My experience is that I read the 2nd one without realizing it was a trilogy, so I then read the 1st and went back and reread the 2nd.

    After that, I ordered the DVD’s – I first watched them with the English subtitles and then again with the English language dubbing. I wanted to hear the Swedish language but realized the subtitles caused me to miss the nuances of the actors faces and the settings, so, in watching the dubbed English, I could then experience the actors and the settings more completely.

    I has become a total experience, an in-depth process – and a comment on how magnificently Mr. Larsson wrote – his craft as an author.

    - Lynn Rhodes,


  • Frank says:

    You cannot replace Noomi Rapace. She Lisbeth Salander.No matter what the Americans do they cannot change that.They need to come up with their own idea’s.I know that I will not watch it.

    - Frank,


  • realrose really says:

    I can’t imagine ANYONE replacing Noomi! And, why does America think they can make a better version? Daunting task, that’s all I can say.

    - realrose really,


  • Kat says:

    That’s nothing but ridiculous. Noone needs a new film, the Swedish ones are absolutely great. Besides, Daniel Graig and this girl above as Larssons protagonists are completely unfitting.

    I am certainly not going to watch it!

    - Kat,


  • Jerry Oshinsky says:

    Noomi Rapace is extraordinary. I cannot imagine how American remakes can match the originals. The books are phenomenal, and the movies are so good that we forget that we are reading sub-titles. I do hope they can pull this off.

    - Jerry Oshinsky,


  • Lisa, Guildford says:

    Instead of writing negative comments about the films before they are released, let’s wait and see – we can comment AFTER we have seen them.

    - Lisa, Guildford,


  • ren says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    - ren,


  • Juliann says:

    I am a little disappointed that Ms. Rapache will not be portraying Salander. She was phenomenal. Rapache was just as I pictured Salander. I like Daniel Craig as Blumkvist. However, he will have to tone down the star power. This story is more about Salander.

    When it comes to these novels, I hope Filcher remembers to stay true to the book. If the first movie disappoints, I wouldn’t go to the next two. However, if they do a good job, I will be lining up for the popcorn!

    - Juliann,


  • Jamo says:

    Rooney Mara is too pleasant to look at. Salander was not perticularly attractive. She was more of an off-putting looking woman, just like Naoomi Repace. Naoomi’s beauty in the role was that she was not perticularly good looking. She was rather angular and je-ne sait quoi.

    - Jamo,


  • Sha says:

    how can this girl ‘Rooney Mara’ turn to Slander? Noooooooooooooooo…..She does not even look like her…but like P.Coelho said he never sell his book for movie..because everyone of us have our own imagination of the character in the book..and we will be mostly dissapointed to watch the movie..so this girl is playing slander..im definitely not going to watch it!!!

    - Sha,


  • admin says:

    NO!!


  • admin says:

    NO.. Bad copy..


  • Ray Veysey Normandy says:

    Let’s hope Daniel Craig has nore luck with this trilogy than his last, The Golden Compass was the first of three from the “His Dark Materials” trilogy, but there is some doubt about the 2nd and 3rd becausr the 1st didn’t make enough money !

    - Ray Veysey Normandy,


  • Harper says:

    Nope. She is a pale imitation. Wish they would have kept Noomi.

    - Harper,


  • Carol says:

    Oh, and Rooney looks like a Sunday school teacher – totally wrong for the role. This needs someone with a strong character! Hollywood eh?!!!!!!

    - Carol,


  • Carol says:

    I have seen the Swedish films and they are very real. Even if I understand only 70% of the Swedish I had read the books first and found the films good and the characters believable. All my friends who have read and enjoyed the books are wondering what Hollywood will make of them! Now we have the answer – Daniel Craig. I think he is totally unsuited to this film and hope they find someone more solid. But at the end of the day Hollywood realise what a huge cash cow this is and just want to attract punters to the cinema and make megabuck!!! Shame!

    - Carol,


  • jim says:

    I like Rooney if not for her I may have never even gotten into this series. Can’t wait to see the new film in 2011 (anyone got a time machine so I can go there now?)

    - jim,


  • Millenium says:

    Why does Hollywood feel the need to remake this! How annoying. I loved the books, and enjoyed the Sweedish movies. End of story. Americans cannot watch foreign films I guess. And they’ll probably spin it in some happy sappy way.

    - Millenium,


    • Brandi, says:

      I’m American and I LOVED the foreign version. If the story is intriguing I have no problem whatsoever reading subtitles.

      - Brandi,


  • Nick says:

    I think everyone needs to give her a chance, people need to stop judging her so fast, especially if they have never seen anything shes been in. I think she’ll be great.

    - Nick,