Who you think can star as the characters in the US version of the 2nd and 3rd book?

I’ve got a few ideas on who can play some of the new characters in the US version of the 2nd and 3rd book. Tell me if you agree or disagree, and if you’ve got a better idea:

Teleborian – david strathairn (perfect as a charismatic devil, he showed he can play one in The Bourne Ultimatum)

Dag Svensson – Aaron Eckhart or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Malin Eriksson – Malin Akerman (same names, i guess)

Jan Bublanski – jim broadbent (something about jim broadbent screams officer bubble)

Ronald Niedermann – dolph lundgren (LOL)

Zalachenko – John Hurt

any more ideas?

Posted by Zee in QC , 28 October 2012

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26 thoughts on “Who you think can star as the characters in the US version of the 2nd and 3rd book?”
  1. “I think Daniel Craig is ok for the role of Mikael Blomkvis, Rooney Mara didn’t quite convice me in her role of Lisbeth” – David Gomez

    Dude you are crazy..Rooney was spectacular! Don’t get me wrong Noomi was great too but I don’t think she holds a candle to Mara

    Posted by R in Ill ,

  2. I agree that John Hurt would be perfect for Zalachenko.

    In addition:

    Ronald Niedermann – Ian Whyte (7′ 1?)

    Dr. Peter Teleborian – Gary Oldman

    Monica Figuerola – Angelina Joli

    Evert Gullberg – Max von Sydow

    Jan Bublanski – Paul Giamatti

    more later, as I come up with them.

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  3. suggested cast for American production of books 2 & 3:

    Alexander Zalachenko – John Hurt

    Ronald Neiderman – Ian Whyte

    Monica Figuerola – Izabella Scorupco

    Jan Bublanski – Paul Giamatti

    Dr. Peter Teleborian – Gary Oldman

    Evert Gullberg – Max Von Sydow

    Fredrik Clinton – Eli Wallach

    Gunnar Björk – ?

    Sonja Modig – Lena Olin

    Paolo Roberto – Paolo Roberto

    Hans Faste – Alexander Skarsgård

    Prosecutor Ekström – ?

    Dr. Jonasson – ?

    Malin Eriksson – ?

    Bob the Dog – ?


    Mikeal Blomkvist – Daniel Craig

    Lisbeth Salander – Rooney Mara

    Erika Berger – Robin Wright

    Nils Erik Bjurman – Yorick van Wageningen

    Harriet Vanger – Joely Richardson

    Dragan Armansky – Goran Visnjic

    Holger Palmgren – Bengt C.W. Carlsson

    Plague – Tony Way

    Trinity – Leo Bill

    Miriam Wu – Elodie Yung

    Christer Malm – Joel Kinnaman

    Annika Blomkvist Giannini – Embeth Davidtz

    Annika’s Husband – Alessandro Piersimoni

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  4. I have always imagine Jan Bublanski as Stephen Rea (Finch in V for Venetta)

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonymous, Calif. USA ,

  5. Dragonreader:

    I hadn’t considered Stephen Rea (also Fergus from THE CRYING GAME). I’ll have to say he would be a good choice. I got the distinct impression from the books, though, that Bublanski was rather portly, which Paul Giamatti really doesn’t fit, either. The only non-comedic heavyweight I could come up with was Paul Sorvino, but he’s much too old to play Bubble. Of course, you realize that we’re pricing poor David Fincher right out of his filming budget.

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  6. Hi Im back! I havent seen this film, The Crying Game. Giametti ? no! Jim Broadbent is charming old gent but he doesnt look like it is and he is all booked down in many films, he is a busy actor. About Zalachenko, Im really wanted Ciaran Hinds. He’s perfect!

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonymous, Calif. USA ,

  7. Ciaran Hinds would probably make a good Zalachenko. Giamatti was my wife’s idea–she’s seen the Swedish productions of “Fire” and “Hornet’s Nest” but hasn’t read the books yet. I was at a loss, so I accepted her suggestion. I’m still very much up in the air on Bubble. Do you have any suggestions for Gunnar Björk or Prosecutor Richard Ekström? I am totally at a loss on both of these guys.

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  8. Gunnar Bjork is hard to guess…likely toward the actor that I havent know the name, I’ll have to google like I did with Ciaran Hinds (I saw him in Jane Eyre) .. I checked on IMDB and only two cast, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. That’s it! It makes me thinks ok, it’s time to take alternative road. Or back to previous one,The Girl with Dragon Tattoo cast, . Ekstrom, I pictured is something familiar…The monster tall man, Ronald Niedermann possibly is Ian (in white blond hair dye) or others same height as him. Hopefully he can be in a foul mood as nail imbed in the plank board.Cant wait to watch the battle of the wit and the muscle.

    I have read all three books in a month, this is a very excellent books. Its is too bad that the author left so soon.

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonymous, Calif. USA ,

  9. On the second thought how about William H. Macy for Bjork? Michael Fassbender for Sandberg?

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonymous, Calif. USA ,

  10. I pictured Bjork as taller and huskier build than Macy–don’t get me wrong, I love William H. Macy, I just pictured someone a bit more masculine. Michael Fassbender would be a great choice for Sandberg, plus he has worked with the original Lisbeth in PROMETHEUS. What would you think of William H. Macy as Sandstom (the journalist/john that Lisbeth strings up and ineterogates

  11. Oops, accidental mouse click on previous comment:



    Here is what I have so far. Those marked with * are existing cast members from the American production of GWTDT:

    suggested cast for American production of books 2 & 3:

    The good guys

    *Mikael Blomkvist – Daniel Craig

    *Lisbeth Salander – Rooney Mara

    *Erika Berger – Robin Wright

    *Dragan Armansky – Goran Visnjic

    *Annika Blomkvist Giannini – Embeth Davidtz

    *Enrico Giannini – Alessandro Piersimoni

    *Harriet Vanger – Joely Richardson

    *Holger Palmgren – Bengt C.W. Carlsson

    *Plague – Tony Way

    *Trinity – Leo Bill

    Bob the Dog – ?

    *Miriam Wu – Elodie Yung

    Paolo Roberto – Paolo Roberto

    Dr. Anders Jonasson – ?

    Dr. Frank Ellis – ?

    Dr. A. Sivarnandan – ?

    *Irene Nesser – herself


    Ella Carmichael –

    George Bland –

    Dr. Richard Forbes –

    Geraldine Knight Forbes –

    Freddy McBain –

    Constable Ferguson –

    Milennium staff:

    Malin Eriksson – ?

    Monika Nilsson – ?

    Lotta Karim – ?

    Henry Cortez – ?

    *Christer Malm – Joel Kinnaman

    Milton Security:

    Susanne Linder – ?

    The johns:

    Sandström – ?

    The police:

    Prosecutor Richard Ekström

    Jan Bublanski – Paul Giamatti

    Sonja Modig – Lena Olin

    Hans Faste – Alexander Skarsgård

    Oswald Mårtensson – ?

    Jerker Holmberg – ?

    Curt Andersson – ?

    Thomas Paulsson – ?

    Marcus Erlander – ?


    Edklinth – Jon Voigt

    Monica Figuerola – Izabella Scorupco

    The Section:

    Evert Gullberg – Max Von Sydow

    Fredrik Clinton – Eli Wallach

    Gunnar Björk – ?

    Jonas Sandberg – Michael Fassbender

    The bad guys:

    Alexander Zalachenko – Ciaran Hinds or John Hurt

    Ronald Neiderman – Ian Whyte or Brian Steele

    Dr. Peter Teleborian – Gary Oldman

    Miro Nikolic – ?

    Tomi Nikolic – ?

    Svavelsjö Motorcycle Club:

    Carl-Magnus Lundin – ?

    Sonny Nieminen – ?

    The victims

    *Nils Erik Bjurman – Yorick van Wageningen

    Dag Svensson – ?

    Mia Johansson – ?

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  12. All I want them to do is dump Daniel Craig. He was awful and he is demanding 40 MILLION the reprise the role. I just don’t know what to read next…how come there isn’t a thread about that?

    Posted by Melinda Lu in Seattle ,

  13. $40 MILLION???!!! Who does he think he is? Marlon Brando??? That’s almost half the budget of the first film! Hell, I’ll play the part for 1% of that, and I can do as good a job as Daniel Craig. It’s not like the role is physically demanding.

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  14. Hello, yeah I agree with melinda, I dont need to watch his attitude there. If the studio decide to drop him, Im sure next movie, people will say “Daniel Craig? No, he never been there in the first place” lol because this will be so blockbuster movie.

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonoymous, Calif. ,

  15. I did check on imdb for new cast for the next new movie coming, The Girl who play with the Fire”, Rooney Mara is defo in it for sure. but no cast… : ( I cant wait for poor Yorik with tattooed, on floor.. hey he get paid for that!

    Posted by Dragonreader in Anonoymous, Calif. ,

  16. I would like Rooney Mara to play Lisbeth asap.

    Posted by The dragon in Salanderwillage ,

  17. We can do without Daniel Craig, but we can’t have them writing Michael Bloomkvist out of the script–his character is too integral to the plot. Soooooo–we need to find a replacement for Craig. Age range 40-50, medium height, hair color doesn’t matter, but it has to be someone who fits the basic physicality. I’ll throw out some suggestions: Willem Dafoe, Gerard Butler, Tim Roth, Sam Rockwell, Ewan McGregor, or Colin Farrell. Yay, nay, suggestions welcome.

    Posted by rickbull in Nashville ,

  18. I don’t understand those who criticize Rooney Mara, I have found her perfect in his role. On the contrary, Daniel Craig I was not convinced. Anyway I found the film’s crazy. I can’t wait to see the next!!

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