Monday, 26 April 2010

Carey Mulligan as Lisabeth Salander?

There are reports that Carey Mulligan is set to play the role of Lisbeth Salander, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. She will have her work cut out if she is to play the role as well as Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish film version. Noomi has established herself in the three Swedish films as the definitive Lisbeth Salander.  Carey seems just too cute for the role. Noomi really worked out for the part and has an authentic punk look and anti-social attitude.  She looks like she could sort out angry criminal bikers etc.  It's going to be tough for Carey. I doubt if she can do it, but I may well be proved wrong.  These forthcoming Hollywood movies are about big bucks and reaching a wider audience, even if we get inferior versions.

The article in The Sunday Times by John Harlow says that the new version "will not reach cinemas until all three books have been turned into Swedish language films by the team behind the televison hit Wallender."  Well, I have told The Sunday Times that all three films have already been filmed in Swedish; the final two have not been released yet in the UK with English subtitles.

Fans of the Millennium trilogy will be pleased to know that the final two Swedish films, starring Noomi Rapace, are due to be released in the UK later this year.  (I saw one without subtitles on YouTube.)

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