Stellan Skarsgard set for Dragon Tattoo

August 6th, 2010

Stellan Skarsgard is to appear in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.

The 'Angels and Demons' actor has had a "concrete offer" to portray Martin Vanger in the English-language remake of the drama, which will also star Daniel Craig.

Stellan told Variety: "I have met the director David Fincher, I want to work with him, and he wants to work with me. I have had a concrete offer and now we are in negotiations.

"The contract is for the period September to March, but I don't know yet when I am supposed to start my part of the film. Most of it is to be shot in Stockholm, but some studio work will be done in the US. I think there might be some location work there as well, when it becomes too dark to shoot here."

Robin Wright is also said to be in negotiations to join the project as Erika Berger, the friend and occasional lover of Daniel's character Mikael Blomkvist.

No other casting decisions have yet been made.

The movie is expected to arrive in cinemas in December 2011.