We reported a few weeks ago that director David Fincher was gearing up to direct the new film Pawn Sacrifice, but it seems that won't be his next film. The Playlist is reporting that Fincher will direct The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for his next film.

Steven Zaillian is writing the script and Scott Rudin will be producing for Sony. Actress Carey Mulligan has been reported to be a front-runner for the lead role, Lisabeth Salandar, but it was said that Mulligan has not been offered the role as of yet and it was also said that Fincher is looking to cast an unknown actress for the lead. Shooting was said to being in either September or October.

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The film will be based off the Swedish-language film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was released stateside on March 19.