Kristen Stewart out of running for “Dragon Tattoo” role?
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It would be easier if Sony just told us who David Fincher has cast as Lisbeth Salander in his planned remake of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Instead, we have to filter through denials, non-commitments, and potentially misleading rumor stories about actresses who are NOT going to be playing the role.
For instance, there’s Natalie Portman, who denied her involvement with the pending production while speaking to “Thor” fans at Comic-Con last weekend. Carey Mulligan has been discussed, but nothing has been confirmed. And this morning, “Twilight” mega-star Kristen Stewart is the latest actress in the right age range to be linked to an “I’m not Lisbeth” story.
A source tells E! columnist Ted Casablanca that K-Stew is “not likely” to be joining the already cast Daniel Craig in Fincher’s “Tattoo.”
“Kristen Stewart is being considered [for the role], but she has not screen-tested,” said the source. “It looks like she may be out of the running because of Twilight scheduling conflicts.”
A second source at Summit backs up that statement by telling Casablanca, “Production dates are not firm, but it’s still looking like Breaking Dawn will start production in Louisiana in the fall, probably October or November.”
That, of course, would conflict with the “Tattoo” shoot. So if not Stewart, than who? E! goes on the speculate that Rooney Mara of the “Elm Street” remake has screen-tested, but has not been offered the role. They’re holding out hope for Ellen Page, who would be wrong for Lisbeth but a better selection than Mara, in our opinion.
And still, the world waits, with “Dragon Tattoo” still coming together, and Kristen Stewart reportedly sticking with the “Twilight” franchise.