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Craig signs on for 'Dragon Tattoo'

Published 27/07/2010 | 20:57

Daniel Craig has signed up to star in a remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Daniel Craig has signed up to star in a remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig has a new mission. The current star of the James Bond films has signed on for the English-language remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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Distributor Sony Pictures confirmed Craig is taking on the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the thriller based on the first novel in the best-selling series from the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.

The violent story teams Blomkvist with the title character, Lisbeth Salander, a deeply troubled genius tormented by a terrible childhood, as they delve into the mystery of a missing girl whose disappearance leads them to a string of decades-old murders.

The role of Lisbeth has not yet been cast.

Directed by David Fincher, the film is due in cinemas next year.

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