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The 90-pound angsty heroine of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' Lisbeth Salander, was portrayed by Noomi Rapace in the 2009 Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson's bestselling book. Now that Sony Pictures is doing a remake, set to be released in December 2011, there's been much speculation about who should be cast to play the intriguing, bisexual hacker who helps a journalist solve a 40-year-old murder mystery.

David Fincher will direct, and if his previous projects ('Se7en,' 'Fight Club' and 'Zodiac') are any indication, he won't shy away from the cold and dark nature of the book. The blogosphere has been abuzz, with fans of the late Larsson's so-called Millennium Trilogy of 'Girl' books worried that the Hollywood version will dumb down or Americanize these complex characters. But so far, the choice to cast Daniel Craig as the disgraced and charming journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, is spot-on.

Recently a slew of young actresses reportedly screen-tested opposite Craig in full costume. Here's who we think would be best suited to play the coveted role.

The 90-pound angsty heroine of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' Lisbeth Salander, was portrayed by Noomi Rapace in the 2009 Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson's bestselling book. Now that Sony Pictures is doing a remake, set to be released in December 2011, there's been much speculation about who should be cast to play the intriguing, bisexual hacker who helps a journalist solve a 40-year-old murder mystery.

David Fincher will direct, and if his previous projects ('Se7en,' 'Fight Club' and 'Zodiac') are any indication, he won't shy away from the cold and dark nature of the book. The blogosphere has been abuzz, with fans of the late Larsson's so-called Millennium Trilogy of 'Girl' books worried that the Hollywood version will dumb down or Americanize these complex characters. But so far, the choice to cast Daniel Craig as the disgraced and charming journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, is spot-on.

Recently a slew of young actresses reportedly screen-tested opposite Craig in full costume. Here's who we think would be best suited to play the coveted role.

Rooney MaraRooney Mara
Mara has already worked with Fincher on 'The Social Network,' and the buzz is that she's the director's first choice for Salander. Mara may have earned some street cred by playing the girl who sneaks the boys into the French boarding school dorm in 'Youth in Revolt.' Only problem is, she may be a little too pretty for the part.

Emily BrowningEmily Browning
This chick can kick butt, as seen in previews of the upcoming 'Sucker Punch'. Her short stature will help her to evoke the pint-sized Salander, and she's also been known to say she'd never dye her hair blonde and wear pink miniskirts -- neither would our tattooed heroine.

Ellen PageEllen Page
Page is definitely the most mainstream actress that Fincher is reported to be considering. She skyrocketed to fame after playing a pregnant teen in 'Juno,' and this summer she hit the big screen again as a dream architect in 'Inception'. Her name will probably bring more buzz to the film. Still, Page has a childish quality to her -- she's the girl who's more likely to rock a tiny heart tat than a full, fire-breathing back piece.

Mia WasikowskaMia Wasikowska
The actress, who co-stars in this summer's 'The Kids Are All Right,' was an interesting choice for the title role in 'Alice in Wonderland,' and she's already shared screen time with Craig (in 'Defiance'). Still, it's not certain that she could pull off the grittiness that's required for this unconventional role.

Even though the following actresses weren't on the short list to be screen-tested, we still think they'd rock in the role:

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood
There's no doubt that Marilyn Manson's fiance would put an entertaining spin on the intelligent and inked-up character of Salander. Even as a child, this unconventional actress was taking on dangerous roles (remember her tongue-piercing from the poster for 'Thirteen'?).

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart
Bella proved that she could step outside her 'Twilight' persona when she did an uncanny Joan Jett impression in 'The Runaways.' Stewart has the coolness and vulnerability for the Salander part, and she could help draw in the young female viewers who haven't yet picked up the book.

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
The former child star is another 'Runaways' actress that we could see filling the tiny but tough boots of Salander. She surprised us by looking so grown-up as the 'Cherry Bomb' singer, Cherie Currie, and she certainly has the right look and physicality for the role. Plus, there's just something about the pairing of her and Daniel Craig that fits.

Who would you like to see play Lisbeth Salander?