Pitt, Mulligan rumored for GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

The rumors are flying in regards to the leads for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Based on the first book of Swedish writer Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy, and set in contemporary Sweden. Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist hired by a wealthy businessman to investigate the disappearance of his niece 40 years earlier. Blomkvist – with the help of the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander – links the disappearance to a number of grotesque murders and begins to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

Brad Pitt is rumored for the role of Mikael Blomkvist, the disgraced journalist looking to save himself from jail. If Brad does come on board, it would be his fourth film with director David Fincher. The two previously worked on FIGHT CLUB, SEVEN and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.

Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan(AN EDUCATION) has been repeatedly said to play hacker Lisbeth Salander. I would be very curious to see what they would do with her because she, as Patti has pointed out, seems a little soft for the role.