David Fincher has cast Christopher Plummer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Plummer will play the pivotal role of the Vanger family patriarch according to THR. The Vangers are the wealthy family being investigated by Daniel Craig’s journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara’s computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.
Originally the role was supposed to go to Max Von Sydow, but apparently, that didn’t happen. If you’ve seen the Swedish version of this story, then you know Plummer’s a perfect fit to step right into that role. It’s Chris Plummer’s character who hires them to solve the 40-year-old murder of his beloved niece. Filming is already underway on The Girl with the Dragon Tatto in Sweden.