Daniel closes in on Dragon lead?
Daniel Craig is apparently closing in on a deal to star in the Hollywood remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The James Bond star would play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the adaptation of the nail-biting Swedish crime thriller, based on Stieg Larsson's novels, reported TheWrap.com.
David Fincher is set to direct, with Carey Mulligan apparently favourite to play the title character - punky, biker chick Lisbeth Salander.
Brad Pitt, who has worked with Fincher on Fight Club and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, had previously been linked to the project.
Swedish stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist star in the Swedish movie adaptations of Larsson's Millennium trilogy, the first of which - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - has already been a success in cinemas in Europe and the US.
Daniel will next be seen in Cowboys and Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau.