Earlier this week a story was reported saying that Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, was on the short list of actresses to play hacker Lisbeth Salander in ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’. Her representatives have shot down the news however, saying the rumor is “absolutely false on all accounts”.
The casting of Lisbeth is one of the most sought-after currently open roles, with everyone from Ellen Page (Inception) to Mia Wasikoswka (Alice in Wonderland to Carey Mulligan (An Education) rumored to be up for the role. Daniel Craig has been cast in the lead role as journalist Mikael, with Stellan Skarsgård playing Martin Vanger and Robin Wright playing Erika Berger. The film is set to be directed by David Fincher.