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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Hits EW Cover

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 19, 2010 at 7:12AM

Prediction: as the Twilight craze peaks and heads toward its inevitable decline, EW and MTV and other outlets will seek to build another reliable hot topic. Next best thing, with the third book of a global hit trilogy hitting shelves and joining the other two on bestseller lists stateside, two of three foreign films playing well on U.S. screens and David Fincher's big Hollywood remake coming up: Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy. EW actually put The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book on its cover this week (complete with rare interview from producer Scott Rudin). Expect the mag to go back to the well many times in the next few years: who will play Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander? etc.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Prediction: as the Twilight craze peaks and heads toward its inevitable decline, EW and MTV and other outlets will seek to build another reliable hot topic. Next best thing, with the third book of a global hit trilogy hitting shelves and joining the other two on bestseller lists stateside, two of three foreign films playing well on U.S. screens and David Fincher's big Hollywood remake coming up: Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy. EW actually put The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book on its cover this week (complete with rare interview from producer Scott Rudin). Expect the mag to go back to the well many times in the next few years: who will play Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander? etc.

Hey, I'm guilty of same.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, things are still at an impasse between the Larsson family and the partner the author left behind.

This article is related to: Franchises, Books, Media, Girl with Dragon Tattoo


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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.