The Set up (As taken from Wikipedia and Apple trailers)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an upcoming English-language thriller film that is the second film based on the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The first film was the 2009 Swedish-language adaptation. The upcoming film is written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher. Daniel Craig stars as Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on December 21, 2011.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.
The Story (As taken from IMDB)
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
The Cast (As taken from IMDB)
Daniel Craig ... Mikael Blomkvist Stellan Skarsgård ... Martin Vanger Rooney Mara ... Lisbeth Salander Robin Wright ... Erika Berger Christopher Plummer ... Henrik Vanger Embeth Davidtz ... Annika Blomkvist Joel Kinnaman ... Christer Malm Joely Richardson ... Anita Vanger Goran Visnjic ... Dragan Armansky Julian Sands ... Young Henrik Vanger Steven Berkoff