And we thought that the Lisbeth Salander casting rumors swirling around David Fincher’s American remake of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo couldn’t get any weirder than Kristen Stewart. According to our friends at Vulture:
“Fincher has been raving that the breakout South African rap group’s bleached-blonde, mullet-sporting Yo-Landi Vi$$er is exactly who he wants his Salander to look and act like.”
For those of you who haven’t read Stieg Larsson’s addictive books, there’s another reason people are so invested in this adaptation: Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish version, which played US art houses earlier this year, was one of the most successful limited releases of all time. Unless Fincher really mucks things up (we’re still not convinced that Daniel Craig is any better for the role of Blomkvist than Brad Pitt), he’s almost guaranteed box office gold courtesy of the source material.