David Fincher is making a lot of progress with his cast for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Yesterday we heard that Stellan Skarsgard was in talks for a role in the film, and now Deadline reports Robin Wright (formally Robin Wright Penn) is wanted for the role of Erika Berger, the publisher of crusading finance magazine Millennium, and the occasional lover of journalist Mikael Blomkvist (to be played by Daniel Craig).
The story revolves around a young woman named Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant computer hacker who has a photographic memory, and a journalist named Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) who recruits her to find a woman who has been missing for 40 years. Sony and director David Fincher are now looking at a bunch of young actresses to play the meaty role of Salander.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will begin filming later this year for a December 2011 release and the sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, will go into production should the first film be a hit.