- Category: New at the Movies
- Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 23:15
- Written by Lupe Haas
The highly-anticipated American version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is jumping the gun one day early with the David Fincher helmed-film coming to theaters ahead of schedule on December 20th at 7 p.m.
Jeff Blake, chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures said in a press release that the film was debuting early for fans to "jump start on the release of an exceptional film." The Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara film was originally set for release on Wednesday, December 21 but the online buzz of first reviews has been overwhelming. Fans will now get a crack at either loving or hating David Fincher's take on the beloved book by Stieg Larsson and comparisons to the Swedish version.
About The Movie:
In THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Academy Award®-nominated director David Fincher (The Social Network) uncoils the world of Stieg Larsson’s global blockbuster thriller on the screen. Within the story’s labyrinth lie murder, corruption, family secrets and the inner demons of the two unexpected partners chasing the truth of a 40-year-old mystery. Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden’s wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger (Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer), to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet – murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family – the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him. At the same time, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded focus become invaluable. While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows. They begin to trace a chain of homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.
The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Stieg Larsson originally published by Norstedts. The producers are Scott Rudin, Ole Søndberg, Søren Stærmose, and Ceán Chaffin. The film is presented by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.