The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Release Date
December 21, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo SynopsisThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Credits
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen and Joely Richardson
Written by: Steven Zaillian
Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: Scott Rudin
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release Date: December 21, 2011
External Info: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Official Website
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New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Viral Site Launched, Help Us Solve The Mystery
When I posted the newest viral video from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo earlier today, I questioned if it contained any secrets or hints. One of our astute readers pointed out that one of the cars has the word "Glance" written backwards on its license plate. Apparently that was a clue to something bigger, as a new viral site for the new David Fincher movie has been launched.
by Eric Eisenberg October 20, 2011 comments
Watch New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Viral Video; Fincher And Sony Clashing Over Run Time?
The real story behind The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starts 40 years in the past. Sure, for most of the movie we follow disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) as they try to solve a murder for retired industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), but the crime was committed decades earlier, during a horrific car crash on the only bridge off of the Vanger estate.
by Eric Eisenberg October 20, 2011 comments
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Viral Site Reveals New Stills From The Film
If you haven't already been over to Mouth-Taped-Shut.com - the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo viral site - you are really missing out. Though it looks like your standard Tumblr account, every few hours or so it's updated with some really awesome photographs from behind the scenes of the new David Fincher film. One of today's images, however, came with a little secret.
by Eric Eisenberg October 10, 2011 comments
Stunning New Images From David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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Girl With Dragon Tattoo Poster Image Erases Daniel Craig With Salander's Face
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