Rapace Not In “Dragon Tattoo” Remake

Though generally acclaimed worldwide, the Swedish-language film version of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has had some criticism about the script and some of the supporting acting elements.

The single most common piece of praise however is actress Noomi Rapace’s superb performance as Lisbeth Salander, the titular girl of the series. Rapace played the character in all three films based on Larsson’s Millennium trilogy which opened last year in Europe and are being released in various western territories (US, UK, Australia) throughout the rest of this year.

This week in Cannes, Rapace was asked if she would reprise the role for David Fincher’s English-language adaptation currently in the works. The actress, who played the character over the course of two years shooting the films, tells The Hollywood Reporter that “No, I’m done with her (Lisbeth), and it’s up to somebody else to step into her shoes. I don’t like to repeat myself. So it’s better if someone else does it.”

Rapace does however hope the filmmakers will expand their casting net for the role – “I hope they won’t take, you know, a big celebrity … because sometimes the fame makes it difficult to believe in (the character), especially Lisbeth, who is very complicated and dark and so on. So I hope they take someone who is a little less known. Not one of the biggest ones. We’ll see.”