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Noomi Rapace is Lisbeth Salander,  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the original Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy; she is perfect in the part. But with a Hollywood remake on the way in approximately two years time the big question who will be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It must be the most coveted female role in Hollywood at the moment. The early favourite was Kristen Stewart but Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan’s names keep coming up at the moment along with a few others.

Ellen Page: With films like Hard Candy and The Tracey Fragments she has proved she has the acting ability and isn’t just a comic actor. She had her head shaved on screen in Mouth to Mouth so shouldn’t have a problem with the extreme look of the character. At 23 years old and 5’1” she is the right age and size for the character.

 

Kristen Stewart: I wouldn’t knock her acting ability she is the best thing in Adventurland and in Panic Room she played a young tomboy character well. If David Fincher does get the job of directing the movie she has the advantage of having worked with him before. I don’t however see her in the part, firstly she is too young but more than that she just doesn’t have the edge to her character. I get the impression people have seen her on set in her Joan Jett costume for The Runaways and decided she can do punky.

Carey Mulligan: Great actress, right age she is just too cute and girly for me. Its hard to believe she will be 25 in a couple of months she looked right at home playing a 16/17 year old in An Education. It will be interesting to see how she does in the recently delayed Wall Street sequel but even so I don’t see her in a gritty role yet.

Natalie Portman: She could be the perfect choice. She is a little too old but looks young enough to get away with it. as with Page she has had hear head shaved for a part (V for Vendetta) so a few piercings shouldn’t worry her. Although some of her recent roles have been more Hollywood leading lady, look back to Mathilda in Léon, that is a character that has so much in common with Lisbeth Salander.

Keira Knightly: She could easily look the part as proved in Domino, but she can be horribly wooden as also proved in Domino.

 

 

Evan Rachel Wood: A real chameleon, a change of cloths and hairstyle and she looks completely different. She also has a certain detached quality that could work well for the part. Only an outside bet as the part will probably go to someone more high profile.

 

Angelina Jolie: I haven’t actually seen her name mentioned. The reason I have added her to the list is that I think she would have been perfect for the part around ten years ago around the time she won the Oscar for Girl, Interrupted. She also already has a Dragon Tattoo (not in the right place!).

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