Kristen Stewart is just one of the young-and-pretty things circling director David Fincher’s remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
The original Swedish pic, a critically-lauded hit when it was released earlier this year, is an epic tale of serial murder and corporate trickery spanning several continents. It takes in complicated international financial fraud and the buried evil past of a wealthy Swedish industrial family.
According to Deadline, Fincher (“Zodiac”) isn’t sure whether he wants a fresh-face or a ‘name’ for the lead role – but if it’s a young actress ‘of note’ he’s after then he’s going to certainly have his pick of the teen Movieline field. In addition to “Twilight” star Stewart, Carey Mulligan (who actually took the film’s writer Steve Zaillan to lunch in an effort to help her cause), Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska,Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Thirlby, and Scarlett Johannsen are “all circling”.
“David’s process is very specific and private”, an insider tells the site. “He’s looking for authenticity and a degree of fierceness and believeability capable of delivering the intensity that the part on the page calls for.”
Sony apparently isn’t necessarily desperate to cast a name as the female lead, but definitely wants an A-lister for the male lead – with Fincher’s “Se7en” and “Fight Club” star Brad Pitt already receiving the offer.