Daniel Craig Will Star In ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ — But Will Kristen Stewart Be His Leading Lady?

Mon, July 26, 2010 9:30pm EDT by 8 Comments

It’s been confirmed that the James Bond star will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Millennium Trilogy – but the hottest young actresses around are still fighting for the starring female part!

Bond, James Bond…is about to trade his gun for a pen! JB himself, Daniel Craig, has just inked a deal to star as Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!

Deadline Hollywood confirms that Daniel will not only be appearing in Dragon, but in Stieg Larsson’s remaining two Millennium Trilogy novels – The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – as well.

Now one question remains. Who will play Daniel’s leading lady, tattooed private investigator Lisbeth Salander? We’re personally hoping our favorite gal, Kristen Stewart, is still up for the part, but the other names being bandied about are Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame).

Laura Schreffler