Rooney Mara's Nipple Piercing Was Strategically Placed

Director David Fincher tells EW: "Rooney's a beautiful girl… She can look like Audrey Hepburn — but she can also look like a boy. So we'd decide where we wanted to put the stud through her eyebrow by asking, ‘Where is it going to be most in the way? Where is the most distracting place?'" And: "We had to be really sure… » 12/30/11 10:45am 12/30/11 10:45am

An Unabridged List Of Words Used By Critics To Describe Lisbeth Salander

Lisbeth Salander, the "girl" in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is actually a very complicated woman. On the one hand, she's smart, strong, and doesn't stand for bullshit. On the other, she's a vengeful sociopath, possibly with Asperger's. So how does one explain such a character, in what's one of the most highly… » 12/23/11 3:40pm 12/23/11 3:40pm

Suits Scared Dragon Tattoo Is Too Violent For Chicks

You'd think that a film with a strong female character not engaging in relentless talk of sex and dating over cocktails would have most women lining up to see it. But not so according to the studio behind The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, who are worried that things won't play out well at the box office. Though the… » 12/14/11 9:00am 12/14/11 9:00am

Dragon Tattoo Jeans, For The Psychopath In You

Lisbeth Salander is, according to Stieg Larsson's novels, "a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows." She's hostile, she had a highly traumatic childhood, she's completely anti-social, she once set a man on fire. Her unflinching ability to exact physical torture… » 12/02/11 3:50pm 12/02/11 3:50pm

Daniel Craig Completely Horrified By Early Cut Of Dragon Tattoo Movie

The fairly explicit posters for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are just the tip of the iceberg: Daniel Craig says the film is "as adult as you can possibly make it." Director David Fincher showed him an early cut of the flick, and James Bond freaked:"Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He… » 7/07/11 9:00am 7/07/11 9:00am

Behold The Sexy, Confrontational Dragon Tattoo Poster

The edgy, quickfire red band trailer (or viral marketing, or whatever) was just the beginning: Here's the dark and menacing Canadian poster for David Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, featuring a mile-long stretch of Rooney Mara's torso. The actress, who usually looks more mild-mannered, is… » 6/02/11 11:45am 6/02/11 11:45am

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Red Band Trailer Leaked

David Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't hit theaters until December, but the red band trailer has been "leaked" (read: recorded on a cameraphone, possibly by a theater employee?) early. NB: This is the red band trailer, meaning that it's not necessarily SFW, due to a millisecond of boob. » 5/31/11 11:30am 5/31/11 11:30am

Stieg Larsson's Girlfriend Seeks Credit, Revenge

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson were partners for 32 years. Yet when he died suddenly and his Lisbeth Salander series became a posthumous international phenomenon, she was cut out — creatively and financially — despite the rumors that she was behind their writing (rumors she refutes.) In a new memoir, she asserts… » 2/15/11 2:18pm 2/15/11 2:18pm