July 7th, 2011
12:20 PM ET
The adaptation coming from David Fincher in December is “as adult as you can possibly make it,” Daniel Craig told Esquire in the magazine’s August issue. “This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f---–g all did, watching ‘The Godfather’ and…movies that were made for adults.”
The recently married 43-year-old star continues, “This is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f---–g serious?"
But the film's violence isn't visually overt as much as it's implied, Craig says. “It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic…It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it."
The actor explains that "There's more than one way to sense violence," and that it can be felt in "much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step."
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” arrives in theaters December 21. Check out the trailer below:
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