The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer
Synopsis: Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is asked by Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) to do a Biography of his family. But what he is really hired to do is investigate the disappearance of his niece Harriet, who went missing 40 years ago. After talking with members of the Vanger family who are mostly uncooperative Blomkvist is then aided in his investigation by the strange Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). In their search for Harriet they uncover a family secret beyond anything they could have imagined.
Trivia: The film was released on December 20; exactly where the novel begins in chapter one.
Why I think you should this: I am sure most people have read the novel and seen the Swedish version so they probably feel not much will be gained by watching this. That is where you are wrong though, this movie is another superb film that showcases the immense talent of director David Fincher and includes a breathtaking performance by Rooney Mara. It also includes a very strong supporting cast with standout performances by Daniel Craig and Stellan Skarsgård.