The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Plot: Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), co-owner and co-editor of Millennium magazine, has just lost a high-profile libel case resulting from an article he wrote on a businessman. This loss has the potential to ruin Mikael professionally. He leaves the magazine in the hands of the other co-owner/co-editor, Erika Berger (Robin Wright), with who he is openly having an affair, which ruined his marriage. Even in Erika’s hands, the magazine is also suffering because of the scandal and resulting loss of ad revenue.

Because of Mikael’s investigative abilities as a journalist, he receives an offer by wealthy Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer): solve the forty-year-old cold case of his missing and presumed dead grandniece, Harriet Vanger, who was only sixteen at the time of her disappearance.

As Mikael proceeds with his investigation, he asks for a research assistant. Henrik’s lawyer recommends a young woman named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). Lisbeth is a brilliant investigator, but troubled in her personal life.

Director: David Fincher

Writing Credits: Steven Zaillian (screenplay) | Stieg Larsson (novel)

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Julian Sands, Embeth Davidtz & Joel Kinnaman.

Music by: Trent Reznor | Atticus Ross

Genre: Thriller | Crime | Drama

Budget: $90,000,000

Filming Dates: September 2010 – August 2011

Filming Locations: The movie was shot in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

Release Date: 21 December 2011 (USA)

Box Office: $102,515,793 (USA) | $130,101,637 (Foreign)

DVD/ Blu-Ray Rentals: DVD: $16,099,413 (in the first 5 weeks) | Blu-Ray: 19,561,972 (in the first 5 weeks)

Runtime: 158 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.

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