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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” arrives early

Well, one day early, but that counts, right? David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” originally set to open Wednesday, Dec. 21, will arrive in theaters starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday the 20th. This gets it out of the way of “The Adventures of Tintin,” opening the 21st, and the non-IMAX expansion of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” which starts on the 21st also.
In other “Dragon Tattoo” news, I enjoyed this New York Times article yesterday about Noomi Rapace, who so memorably played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish movies of the trilogy. Many wondered why she seemingly wasn’t considered to play the role in Fincher’s version, but in the article Rapace says that she wasn’t at all interested — she was very much done with Salander. More so than you might think:

On the last day of shooting the trilogy’s concluding film, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” when producers arrived with Champagne, Ms. Rapace ran to the bathroom and vomited. “I was throwing up for 45 minutes,” she said. “I couldn’t stand. It was so clearly my body throwing Lisbeth out.”
” ‘God, get out!,’ ” she suddenly shouted, laughing raucously as she recalled the spontaneous exorcism.

Rapace makes her English-language movie debut in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” opening this Friday. I’m seeing it tonight, and will be watching for her. Looks a little different from Salander, doesn’t she?
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Rapace with Robert Downey Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”; photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

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