Daniel Craig Pushing For Second Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig may be on he heels of one of the most anticipated films of the Fall, but he's already looking ahead of 007 for his next gig. Craig said he's hoping to be a part of a follow-up installment to the English-language version of Stieg Larsson's trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, though at the moment there seems to be little movement for the second installment, The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Craig starred along with Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright in the English version of the film, which grossed over $232 million worldwide last year.

"Of course I'll embrace [the movie], especially if [David] Fincher does it," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I’m definitely going to work on him."

Fincher has a lot on his directing plate and has kept mum about a second round of the crime mystery. Danish-born director Niels Arden Oplev directed the original in 2009.

"I’m definitely going to work on him," said Craig.

Skyfall is destined to be a worldwide blockbuster, but Craig said taking on indies can be a great change.

"Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating…But I wouldn’t like to self-consciously  go out and look for some nice small project just to get a chance to prove my acting chops. It’s like, I think I’ve … done enough of that."

[Source: Los Angeles Times]


  • Lisbeth Salander says:

    Pass. Nobody needs to see a part 2 of this American version. Go watch the originals.

  • Baco Noir says:

    Salander, you got it wrong. The American one is far more interesting than the Swedish botch. Bring on the Fincher sequel (though they can pass entirely on the turgid third book!)

  • zozo says:

    Unless they can give him a deal he can't refuse, Fincher will probably not return for the sequel as He didn't want to make the film in the first place.