New ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Trailer

Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' - © 2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The more I see of the English language film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the higher my hopes become that it will do justice to the Stieg Larsson novel it’s based on. The second trailer lays out the plot and sets up the story’s main characters – Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander – while also showing off some of the film’s action sequences without giving too much away. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was directed by David Fincher (The Social Network) and hits theaters on December 21, 2011.

The Plot: 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.

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