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Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Who Should Play Salander?

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 18, 2010 at 3:59AM

As the Swedish global hit opens stateside and the English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way, screenwriter Steve Zaillian plans to place tough, bisexual hacker/sleuth Lisbeth Salander front and center, recognizing that she's the star of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. So who should play her?
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As the Swedish global hit opens stateside and the English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way, screenwriter Steve Zaillian plans to place tough, bisexual hacker/sleuth Lisbeth Salander front and center, recognizing that she's the star of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. So who should play her?

Vote in poll on jump. And add any other ideas you may have in the comments. Personally, I hope Sony and producer Scott Rudin see the wisdom of setting the series in Sweden with European actors. No Americans, please! It won't be authentic otherwise. Brits are Europeans. They could do it.

Who should play Lisbeth Salander?
Ellen Page
Kristen Stewart
Natalie Portman
Cote de Pablo
Katherine Moennig
  
pollcode.com free polls

This article is related to: Franchises, Headliners, Studios, Stuck In Love, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.