Can I just say Noomi Rapace is really REALLY bad-ass?
Though the first part, silly titled in English as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is the best. By the end of the trilogy, you feel like it was a gripping and very satisfying ride. Though, that’s me saying it without reading the books, which I have already bought – don’t fret.
Lisbeth Salander is a real bad-ass, and to top it all off she’s a computer hacker and has brains? I know my dad is all over her riding the motorcycle… and he hasn’t even seen the films yet. I just know. The most surprising thing? Noomi Rapace sounds like the sweetest thing on this Empire interview, which she gave in English – but she totally spoiled movie 2 and 3 in it.
While speaking, with that cute accent, she reminded me of Canadian actress Carly Pope. It is something about her aura… the both of them and another Canadian actress, Erin Karpluk from Being Erica’s fame, have. Those three give me the same vibe. And no, I’m not name-dropping for the sake of an American remake. Also, yes, I am aware Carey Mulligan’s name has been thrown around these past few weeks as a possible Lisbeth. However, after watching the trilogy, I could only imagine Mulligan toughening up — and I mean it in a tough bad-ass way, not Angelina on her latest flick — if she really wants the role. I don’t see her doing that though… I mean, toughening up for 3 films so early in her Hollywood debut? Sounds like a physical change that would limit her roles for a while.
I also know some people would like to see Kate Moennig play Lisbeth, but after this — man, Moennig is too tall and not so like a little girl. Also, girl needs to toughen up. And as for little girls… Natalie Portman (yeah, I know. Stop the whining), and Ellen Page (I said stop the whining) could fit the bill. However, F*CK both still need to toughen up for the role. Rapace looked tiny (specially next to all those tall swedes), but she looked totally ripped.
So the best thing Fincher could do is cast Rapace on his remake. Or not make the remakes… I would feel kind of sorry for making Rapace reprise her role for another 3 films. I mean, wouldn’t that limit her as an actress? But then again… a Fincher film on your CV is hardly a bad choice, right? Truth be told, I think Fincher is a great director for the project, I just don’t think it was the right time. Maybe in a time and place where they hadn’t yet made these, he could have been involved.