The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – A Chat with the Director & Star

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is definitely one of the top crime books of the past decade and a phenomenal piece of work. Written by a less known Swedish author, the book which was part of a trilogy known as the “Millennium series” became an instant best seller and was translated into more than 20 languages in a matter of a year or two.

The Hollywood version of the story is now on the screen with David Fincher as the director. According to The Guardian, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt were all interested in playing the central role of the main male character Mikael Blomkvist, but Daniel Craig was officially confirmed as the lead in July 2010. However, few people might know that this movie has already been adapted for a movie (In Larsson’s native Sweden).

In the following video, the director of the Swedish movie version of the book, Niels Arden Oplev, talks about how he became interested in the story, how he spent a long time looking for a suitable actress to play the role of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the actress herself, Noomi Rapace,shares her point of view about the movie.

If you haven’t read the book yet, below I have provided the Amazon Link to all three books as well (Click on the images). This is a highly recommended trilogy!