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Pascal Talks Girl with Dragon Tattoo Casting and R Rating

by Anne Thompson
July 19, 2010 7:45 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

In a wide-ranging conversation with The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal reveals her direction for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

SW: But, for example, "Dragon Tattoo," that’s a big bet you’re making. You signed up to make three of those movies, right?

AP: Yes, that’s a big tentpole franchise.

SW: I imagine that’s why you’re doing it. Have we confirmed the lead in that movie?

AP: No, we have not.

SW: And the girl, is she cast?

AP: No, we are going to do a global search on her. Every actress in the world wants it. It’s the greatest character for a girl since I-don’t-know-what.

SW: But she won’t have a stud in her nose.

AP: Oh, just wait and see. We’re doing the book. That’s why we hired David Fincher. We’re going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They’re very R-rated movies. It’s the shock of what’s really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don’t actually make good on that, you haven’t told the story.


  • Brian | July 21, 2010 8:47 AMReply

    Angie Diamond IS..."The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
    Co-starring Jason Statham
    Coming soon to a theater near you!

    I like it, I like it!

  • Angie Diamond | July 21, 2010 7:51 AMReply

    How do I audition for the girl with the dragon tatoo

  • elcamino | July 21, 2010 1:28 AMReply

    I still think Stephanie Hunt (Devin) from Friday Night Lights,has the skill and the look for the part.

  • A-K87 | July 20, 2010 8:05 AMReply

    Joey Gold has hit the nail on the head. Not news at all.

    I'm pretty sure they have cast a Lisbeth already.

    More and more I feel that this project is a redundant act.

    I can't see what Fincher can significantly improve.

    I've got the Blu Ray of the Swedish film and its excellent. If anyone can't (won't) read, there is an English dub option.

  • Joey Gold | July 20, 2010 7:29 AMReply

    I read that entire interview searching high and low for one small nugget of information, looking for something tangible Pascal said that might be described as "news." But, alas, it was three pages of nothing. Absolutely zero. The only takeaway: Waxman doesn't know how to do an interview and Pascal is very good at dodging questions.

  • mary | July 20, 2010 4:03 AMReply

    I really doubt that many famous US young actresses want to star in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Because most of famous US young actresses refuse to do any nude scene in any movie.

  • Edward Wilson | July 20, 2010 3:09 AMReply

    She has a "Rachel"...

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