News hit recently of Daniel Craig being cast for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Part of me said, “hell yes!“, while another part of me was lost for words. At first I thought this was a good move and would be glad to see Craig in something new and different since the Bond series is on perpetual hold. But the more I think about this I’m not wild about it. I don’t see the point of casting someone so high profile when their character is far from the main focus of the film. While I admit I have only seen the first film, I honestly don’t know if Mikael Blomkvist takes more prominence later in the series, but as far as the first one, it was all Lisbeth Salander.
As this is pretty much Lisbeth’s story (and trilogy actually), Sony would (and should) cast someone even more noteworthy and amazing for the part of Lisbeth. That’s just my opinion there and don’t get me wrong, I’m still jazzed about Craig though…
Lisbeth is without a doubt the harder casting decision by a long shot but I have a suggestion (see above). I know some contenders include Mia Wasikowska, Emily Browning and Rooney Mara but I think, maybe just because she’s pretty popular right now, Zoe Saldana might not do half bad…of course I’ve never seen her play crazy so who knows.
For her though, it might be a career-defining role, maybe even Oscar worthy. But basically to beat the performance of Noomi Rapace, they’re going to find someone truly amazing to beat her turn as Lisbeth Salander. What say you all? Does Craig seem like a good fit?? Anyone have a suggestion or two for Lisbeth??