Which Hollywood heavyweights should get the key roles?

By EW Staff
Updated June 18, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Hours) and director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) could have the first American adaptation of Larsson’s novels in theaters by Christmas of 2012. They won’t reveal who they’re hoping will play the brilliantly realized protagonists, Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, but here are some of the most rumored possibilities.

Mikael Blomkvist
(crusading journalist)

Daniel Craig
Brad Pitt

Lizbeth Salander
(cyberpunk hacker)

Natalie Portman
Scarlett Johansson
Carey Mulligan
Kristen Stewart

Don’t Miss the Swedish Movies
The Hollywood adaptations may still be years away, but don’t worry: You don’t have to wait that long to see the Millennium Trilogy on the big screen. The original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, still playing in some theaters, will be released on DVD on July 6. The adaptation of the second novel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, opens on July 9, while The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is scheduled for an Oct. 15 release. That should be enough to tide you over until Hollywood delivers new versions. —Keith Staskiewicz

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Book)

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