Cinematical reached out to Sony regarding the matter, and they're claiming the story is not true at all. So relax, take a breath and go about your daily business knowing Ms. Mara is still equipped to film what's easily shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of 2011. Directed by David Fincher, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is the first English-language adaptation of the popular series penned by Stieg Larsson. There are three books all together in the series ('Dragon Tattoo', 'The Girl Who Played with Fire', 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest'), and all three have already been adapted into Swedish films, with newcomer Noomi Rapace drawing critical acclaims for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salandar.
Sony seems to be taking one step at a time, however, beginning with only one English-language adaptation of the first book before they commit to shooting all three. Daniel Craig will star as journalist-turned-amateur detective Mikael Blomkvist in a thrilling, multi-layered story about a shamed journalist convicted of libel who teams up with an anti-social outcast (Mara) on the decades-old case of a missing girl from a rich and powerful family.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2011. Those who want to watch the Swedish version first, though, can now find it via their Video-on-Demand provider, or at their local video store.