The name is Blomkvist, Mikael Blomkvist

Daniel ‘stirred not shaken’ Craig has been confirmed as the actor to play the lead in the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larssen’s ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.

Craig will also play the lead in adaptations of the remaining two stories in the Millennium trilogy.

The author of the Millennium trilogy, Stieg Larsson, died in 2004, a year before the first of his crime novels was published.

The books in the series have all been filmed in his native Sweden, with Michael Nyqvist as journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as computer hacker Salander.

David Fincher will direct the English language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Steve Zaillian will be writing the script.

British actress Carey Mulligan has been linked to the role of Lisbeth Salander, although she has apparently stated that she will not be appearing in the film.

Why don’t they use Noomi Rapace. whose performance in the Swedish version was so highly acclaimed?

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