The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, John Wick Star Dies

Michael Nyqvist was 56

(Newser) - Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like John Wick, has died. Nyqvist's representative Jenny Tversky said Tuesday that he died after a year-long battle with lung cancer, the AP reports. He was... More »

4th Novel Coming in Dragon Tattoo Series

Publisher picks new author to take over for the late Stieg Larsson

(Newser) - For better or worse, the fourth novel in the blockbuster series launched by The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be out in 2015, reports the Bookseller . With original author Stieg Larsson dead, publisher Norstedts Förlag has chosen Swedish writer David Lagercrantz to pick up the tale of Lisbeth... More »

Dragon Tattoo Looks Good, Lacks Depth

Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara star in David Fincher's adaptation

(Newser) - David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a mostly faithful retelling of Stieg Larsson's novel: A young hacker and a journalist team up to solve the mystery of a girl's disappearance. The film is visually impressive, and Rooney Mara is compelling—but the... More »

Dragon Tattoo Producers Fume Over Good Review

New Yorker publishes piece early

(Newser) - The New Yorker has sparked the ire of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo producer Scott Rudin—with a positive review that calls the film "mesmerizing." Trouble is, the review came out early, a big no-no in an industry where timing is key. Filmmakers want their movies—especially big-ticket... More »

CIA 'Vengeful Librarians' Watch Twitter, Facebook

They aim to gather 'open source' intelligence

(Newser) - Somewhere in Virginia, hundreds of CIA analysts are hunched over computers right now, reading Twitter and Facebook posts. This team—affectionately dubbed the “vengeful librarians”—monitors some 5 million social media posts a day, looking for signs of unrest and a general read on the zeitgeist overseas, the... More »

Plot Rumors Leak on Fourth Stieg Larsson Novel

But much uncertainty remains on whether novel will see the light of day

(Newser) - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo kicked off a trilogy of international bestsellers—and though author Stieg Larsson died in 2004, rumors of another novel’s existence are gaining traction. Plot details have emerged, but the book’s fate remains murky as Larsson’s family and his former girlfriend battle... More »

Stieg Larsson's Girlfriend Is Out for Revenge

Eva Gabrielsson's memoir goes after his brother, father

(Newser) - The lifelong girlfriend of late Swedish author Stieg Larsson—The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, et al—is staking her claim to the books' legacy in a new memoir, writes Sasha Watson in Slate . "It was from our lives and our 32 years side by side that the books... More »

Unpublished Stieg Larsson Book Exists

But it's the fifth volume, not fourth, in Dragon Tattoo series

(Newser) - Buried at the bottom of a CBS News piece is a delightful answer to a long-running mystery: Did Stieg Larsson, the author of the wildly successful Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series finish the fourth book in the series before his death, as he had told his friends? Sort of.... More »

Meet the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara

She may be unknown, but she was director's first choice

(Newser) - After weeks of speculation, we finally know who will play The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...and it's not Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, or Kristen Stewart. No, the coveted role of hacker Lisbeth Salander went to relative unknown Rooney Mara, director David Fincher's first choice. Five things you should know... More »

Real-Life Rape, Guilt Drove Dragon Tattoo Author

Stieg Larsson witnessed assault as a teen, didn't help

(Newser) - A friend of the late Stieg Larsson writes that a long-ago trauma is behind the author's blockbuster trilogy that begins with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. When he was 15, Larsson watched as three friends raped a girl their own age. "Her screams were heartrending, but he didn't... More »

Dragon Tattoo Author First to Sell 1M on Kindle

Late Stieg Larsson hits ebook milestone

(Newser) - Stieg Larsson is the first to sell more than 1 million ebooks from the Kindle Store, Mashable reports. The late Swedish author's Millenium trilogy—the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest—has the top 3... More »

Dragon Tattoo Cover a Good Story, Too

After dozens of attempts, artist arrived at distinctive design

(Newser) - It's everywhere you look—at the beach, on the subway, in the waiting room. Americans are devouring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and the bestselling novel's distinctive cover has a pretty good story of its own, reports the Wall Street Journal . Designer Peter Mendelsund went through dozens of possibilities,... More »

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