Swedish version The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace will not reprise her role as goth hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's English-language adaptation of the Stieg Larsson best-seller, also titled The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rapace said after two years shooting the Larsson's Millennium trilogy in Swedish, she has had enough of Salander and would not accept the role even if Fincher offered it to her.
"No, I'm done with her (Lisbeth), and it's up to somebody else to step into her shoes," Rapace said. "I don't like to repeat myself. So it's better if someone else does it."
But Rapace did suggest that Fincher and producer Scott Rudin expand their casting call beyond the A-listers to include some lesser-known names.
"I hope they won't take, you know, a big celebrity ... because sometimes the fame makes it difficult to believe in (the character), especially Lisbeth, who is very complicated and dark and so on," she said. "So I hope they take someone who is a little less known. Not one of the biggest ones. We'll see."