September 22nd, 2011
04:32 PM ET
It's about time. Sony Pictures has released a full-length trailer for the English adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Based on the international best-seller by Stieg Larsson, disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is hired by an aging Swedish tycoon (Christopher Plummer) to solve the mysterious disappearance of his granddaughter. It might be easy to presume that viewers are already familiar with the story thanks to the book, but this trailer sets up the central mystery in case you don't know.
Helmed by "Se7en" and "Fight Club" director David Fincher, the movie features other well-known actors, but its star is Rooney Mara.
Everyone knew Mara had tough shoes to fill after Noomi Rapace's critically lauded portrayal of computer hacker and social outcast Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation, but upon first look it seems she is more than up to the challenge.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" will be released on December 21, 2011 right in the thick of the holiday season, when many big blockbuster and Oscar-hopeful films are released. It can be expected that Sony is hoping for both.
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