Anne Thompson has an interesting article up about a hugely popular trilogy of Swedish crime novels. The books have already been made the leap to film in Sweden (apparently quite successfully) but now producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Hours, Truman Show etc etc etc) and writer Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Hannibal) look likely to put their own spin on the series.
What has this got to do with Natalie? Not much, bar this bit of speculation from Anne.
Blomkvist’s sidekick, bisexual tattooed hacker detective Lisbeth Salender, one of the great ass-kicking heroines of modern fiction, is also a tough one to cast. Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart and Natalie Portman come to mind. But they could also cast a young European unknown capable of surprising audiences.