THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO coming to a(n American) theater near you.

Last week, I posted the trailer for the Swedish language film of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. The film, based on the hugely successful novel of the same name, has been an international hit and is now heading to the U.S.

Based on the first book of Swedish writer Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy, and set in contemporary Sweden, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO stars the popular Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist as 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 (Naomi Rapace) – links the disappearance to a number of grotesque murders and begins to unravel a dark and appalling family history. The Millennium novels are probably the biggest international phenomenon to emerge from Sweden since ABBA, and director Niels Arden Oplev finds some elegant visual shortcuts for Larsson’s exposition-heavy prose in this accessible thriller.

Music Box has picked up the U.S. rights. MB had a fair amount of success with the French film TELL NO ONE (based on the Harlan Coben novel). TNO did 6.17 million in the U.S. playing in Art houses.

The follow up, The Girl Who Played With Fire, was just released and it looks like it will be another hit.