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Report: Daniel Craig in talks for 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (but that's sort of incidental)

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Daniel Craig is unofficially in early talks with Sony to star in the American film version of the late Stieg Larsson's bestselling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," EW.com reports. Guess the actor's schedule is clear, what with the next Bond flick on hold and all that ... so ...

The Ministry of Gossip would like to take this opportunity to share a few photos of Mr. Craig brandishing a gun and protecting a distressed someone, getting cozy with a lingerie-clad someone, and romantically frolicking in the water with a she-might-be-nekkid someone.

(We did not get our "gratuitous beefcake and cheesecake" category by accident, you know.)

We're sure these other "someones" all have names and plots and hopes and dreams and careers and stuff, but we'll assume that you don't care about them either. 

On to the important stuff:

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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Photos: Daniel Craig, pictured with some other people, in scenes from "Quantum of Solace," top, and "Casino Royale," center and bottom. Credits: Karen Ballard / Sony Pictures, top; Jay Maidment / Danjaq LLC and United Artists, center and bottom.


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If he hadn't done Bond and become associated, however briefly, with such a huge brand, Daniel Craig would likely have nailed the role of Mikael Blomqvist in the American adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

As it is now, he'd bring a lot of action hero/spy baggage to the role - at least in the eyes of the public. That might put bums in the seats, but if the film remains at all true to the book, that could also work against it.

It's just too bad that Americans tend to stay away from foreign language films, because the Swedish adaptation of the novel is wonderful - and the American adaptation will have to be amazing, quality-wise, just to match it.


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