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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)
ABOUT THE STORY (SYNOPSIS)
Release Date: December 21, 2011
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: David Fincher
Screenwriter: Steve Zaillian
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R

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WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT

In THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Academy Award®-nominated director David Fincher (The Social Network) uncoils the world of Stieg Larsson’s global blockbuster thriller on the screen.

Within the story’s labyrinth lie murder, corruption, family secrets and the inner demons of the two unexpected partners chasing the truth of a 40-year-old mystery.  Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden’s wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger (Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer), to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet – murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family – the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him.  

At the same time, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded focus become invaluable.  While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows.  They begin to trace a chain of homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.

Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present a Scott Rudin / Yellow Bird Production of a David Fincher film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen and Joely Richardson.  The film is directed by David Fincher and produced by Scott Rudin, Ole Søndberg, Søren Stærmose and Ceán Chaffin, from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian based on the book by Stieg Larsson originally published by Norstedts.  The executive producers are Steven Zaillian, Mikael Wallen, and Anni Faurbye Fernandez; the co-producers are Berna Levin and Eli Bush.  The film’s crew includes director of photography Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, production designer Donald Graham Burt, editors Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. and Angus Wall, A.C.E., costume designer Trish Summerville and composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for Brutal Violent Content including Rape and Torture, Strong Sexuality, Graphic Nudity and Language.  The film will be released in theaters nationwide on December 21, 2011.

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