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Report: Daniel Craig signs on to star in 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

July 26, 2010 |  1:06 pm
Daniel-craigDaniel Craig has inked a deal with Sony to play Mikael Blomkvist in the American version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Deadline Hollywood reports. The agreement reportedly includes options for two sequels -- films to be based on the other books in the late Stieg Larsson's bestselling trilogy

Craig appeared with Harrison Ford on Saturday at Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego, delivering, according to Geoff Boucher at Hero Complex, "the nerdvana sight of James Bond and Han Solo side-by-side."

The new trilogy means Craig has almost enough franchises in hand to consider himself a chain: Blomkvist joins James Bond and, with some luck, Zeke Johnson of "Cowboys & Indians" in the actor's stable of recurring characters.

The Ministry is pleased to use this news to present you with a large picture of, you know, Daniel Craig. And his forearms.

You're welcome.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Daniel Craig walks onstage for the "Cowboys & Aliens" panel discussion during Comic-Con on July 24, 2010, in San Diego. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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