Joel Kinnaman, 32, may be best known in America for his role as Stephen Holder in The Killing and his stint in the David Fincher version of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer, but in his native Sweden he is primarily famous for playing Johan "JW" Westlund in Daniel Espinosa's underworld film, Easy Money.
David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is about as good as it can be. Based on the popular Stieg Larsson novel, and understandably oblivious to Niels Arden Oplev's 2009 Swedish-speaking version, Fincher's film is a veritable rock concert of sex, money and stylized invocation of brutal violence.
If you're one of the many Stieg Larsson crime novel fans who has been looking forward to the American theatrical version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, your wait is almost over. Acclaimed director David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club, Seven) took a chance when he sought to re-adapt the book, which had already been made into a successful Swedish movie starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist in 2009.
It's official: Daniel Craig has signed on to take the lead role in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film is part one of a trilogy adapted from Stieg Larsson's posthumously published crime thriller series, all three of which will star Craig as the scruffy financial journalist, Mikael Blomkvist.