|Christopher Plummer Picked for Dragon Tattoo
Written by Ivan Radford
|Thursday, 30 September 2010 08:55
Oh, Captain von Trapp! The number of times I've swooned over Christopher Plummer through the years. Well, he's not finished yet. After his first Oscar nomination for The Last Station, he's now joining another impressive cast for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
David Fincher's remake of the Swedish thriller has picked up Plummer to play wealthy patriarch of the Vanger family, Henrik. He's the guy who hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist to investigate the murder of his niece, Harriet Vanger.
As dark family secrets fall out the IKEA closets, up pops Rooney Mara as sociopathic hacker Lisbeth Salander. She and Blomkvist hunt through the Vanger's shady past, while people like Robin Wright turn up as Blomkvist's colleague Erika Berger. Stellan Skarsgard also appears as Henrik's nephew, Martin Vanger.
With a cast like that, Steven Zaillian's script is sure of a decent delivery. Not to mention the fact that Fincher's at the helm. Now all the main roles are filled, this remake should soon join Let Me In as arguably pointless, but pretty impressive.
- christopher plummer
- daniel craig
- david fincher
- let me in
- lisbeth salander
- mikael blomkvist
- noomi rapace
- rooney mara
- steven zaillian
- stieg larsson