Amazon is developing a “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series, TheWrap has confirmed.The show will be based on the books by Stieg Larsson but will “take the iconic and much-loved character Lisbeth Salander and place her in today’s world – with a new setting, new characters, and a new story that will resonate with fans of the original and thrill a whole new generation.”Amazon Studios and Left Bank Pictures will produce the series with Sony Pictures Television. Left Bank founder and CEO Andy Harries will serve as executive producer along with Rob Bullock. No writer has been attached to the projectAlso Read: How Season 2 of 'Homecoming' Changes the Season 1 FinaleThe “Millenium” series of novels comprises six books, the first three of which — “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” — were authored by Larsson and published after his death. The series centers on Lisbeth Salander, a hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist.The book series has twice before been adapted for the screen. Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace starred in a Swedish film adaptation directed by Niels Arden Oplev in 2009 and later reprised their roles for two sequels.David Fincher directed an English-language adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2011 starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. A quasi-sequel to Fincher’s film was released in 2018 with Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason taking over the lead roles.Variety first reported news of the series.Read original story ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot Series in the Works at Amazon At TheWrap
Sources who worked on the 2015 movie Carol have said that they fear that Harvey Weinstein could have kept unused footage of nude scenes between Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
A24 is partnering with frequent collaborator Picturehouse Entertainment to release Sundance title <em>A Ghost Story</em> in the UK on August 11. The film, a cosmic exploration of time, love and the essential human longing for meaning and connection, was directed by <em>Pete's Dragon</em> helmer David Lowery and stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Story follows a recently deceased ghost (Affleck) who returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara) only to find that in his…
After meeting with dozens of actresses for the role, Sony looks to have its next Lisbeth Salander. Sources tell Variety that “The Crown” star Claire Foy is the top choice to play the rogue hacker in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the latest installment in the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series. There is one... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/claire-foy-lisbeth-salander-girl-in-the-spiders-web-1202331186/" title="Read ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel: ‘The Crown’s’ Claire Foy Frontrunner for Lisbeth Salander">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
The rumour went that Scarlett Johansson didn’t get the lead role in ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ because she was deemed ‘too beautiful’. In an interview with Howard Stern, the ‘Ghost In The Shell’ actress was asked directly whether that was the reason that director David Fincher gave the role to Rooney Mara back in 2011 and not her. “What happened was, I remember having conversations with Fincher and he said, ‘You have to look like you’re totally uncaring of yourself, deprived…you’re fragile…’ I said, ‘I will, I can be this person!’ And he said ‘No, you can’t’.
The long-awaited sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is finally confirmed with a new director and the hunt for a new star. Lisbeth Salander, one of the most popular female protagonists in the literary world, is returning to the big screen in a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The Girl In The Spider's Web will be released by Sony next year, adapted from the fourth book of the Millennium series - the one penned by author David Lagercrantz, after Stieg Larsson passed away.
Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara star in the film, previously referred to as "Weightless."
Fresh off the success of Sony’s “Don’t Breathe,” Sony Pictures is eyeing director Fede Alvarez for one of the studio’s major franchises. Sources tell Variety Alvarez is the choice to direct “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Steven Knight penned the script with Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal,... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/news/girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-sequel-may-have-found-its-director-exclusive-1201907778/" title="Read Sony’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel May Have Found Its Director (EXCLUSIVE)">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
A new movie is in the works about the Biblical character Mary Magdalene, with Rooney Mara cast in the lead - and now there’s word on who the filmmakers have in mind for the role of Jesus Christ. Deadline reports that director Garth Davis and production company See-Saw Films are courting Joaquin Phoenix to appear as Jesus in ‘Mary Magdalene’ - although it is stressed that this is by no means a done deal. Mara follows on from such actresses as ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’s Barbara Hershey and ‘The Passion of the Christ’s Monica Bellucci in portraying Mary Magdalene.
Remember earlier this year when Cate Blanchett was misquoted about having had same-sex relationships in the past? “Look, I also just played Mary Mapes, who’s a journalist. “Of course I said it in inverted commas. If you mean I’ve had sexual relationships with them, the answer is 'No’ - but that obviously didn’t make it to print,” she said.
Four years on from the David Fincher-directed English language version of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,’ Sony have announced plans to revive the series by going back to square one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, neither David Fincher nor stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara will be involved, and the film will be a fresh take on the property after the 2011 movie did not meet commercial expectations.
Zoë Kravitz has revealed she wasn’t allowed to audition for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ because the filmmakers weren’t “going urban”. - Paul Walker’s Brother Lands First Major Movie Role - Mr. Turner Is Britain’s Most Complained About Movie The 26-year-old – who is a mix of Dominican and Jewish-American courtesy of parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet – told Nylon magazine she was planning to test for a small part in the 2012 Batman sequel, but couldn’t down to the dubious casting criteria. “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’” she said.