'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
won't be in theaters for another two months, but fans of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium Trilogy are finally getting a taste of what the big-budget studio adaptation of the novels will be like. From that incredibly sexy poster and the mysterious viral marketing campaigns, to star Daniel Craig dropping f-bombs about making the very adult $100 million R-rated movie, and Rooney Mara rehashing her vomit-inducing audition for the female leading role, director David Fincher's 'Dragon Tattoo' sounds like it's living up to the intensity of the beloved books. Something co-star Goran Visnjic is only happy to confirm.

The 'ER' alum co-stars as Lisbeth Salandar's boss, Dragan Armansky, and while it's not a huge part (at least not in the first film), he does still share some pivotal scenes with Mara, Craig and Steven Berkoff to get the action of 'Dragon Tattoo' started. AOL TV chatted with Visnjic about his upcoming arc on 'Pan Am,' but he was most animated talking about the "amazing" 'Dragon Tattoo' set, working with Fincher and his hopes to return for the next two films.

The buzz around 'Dragon Tattoo' is just so huge. What was it like being on such a secretive, high-profile set?
I was there for such a short time -- I wanted to ask David, 'You know, can I be here on the set, just for a couple days, just to look at you guys work?' [Laughs] It was so cool. Fortunately my character is going to be through ... it's represented in all three books, so I hope to see myself in the next film. God knows what the next script is gonna bring us ... am I going to be in it or no? But I hope to do more. Those few days were really amazing.

And working with David Fincher?
Fincher was really cool. He's one of those guys that when he sees an actor kind of in a dead spot, he's like, 'You're doing everything right, but you kind of missed just something.' You don't even know, you can't even pinpoint what it is, but he's willing to come in and just open up your mind with something and you're like, 'Jesus! How come I didn't see that before? Of course, yeah!' It's a really exciting set. Everybody seems to be really involved 100 percent.

Obviously Armansky has a lot of scenes with Lisbeth -- who else did you work with for the first film?
I worked a little bit with Steven Berkoff, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, and it was just amazing ... he's a master in his casting. I really felt privileged to be on that set.

Armansky has to be back -- he's Lisbeth's boss! They can't do the other two movies without him ...
I hope you're right! I just do not know for sure -- the script is always different than the book -- but I have the same hopes as you. [Laughs]

[Photo: Sony/Columbia Tri-Star]



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