Christopher Plummer is the latest actor to join the cast of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is currently shooting Sweden.
Plummer will play the wealthy industrialist Henrik Vanger who hires Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to solve a 40 year old unsolved murder. Of course as they work on the case it uncovers a web of familial corruption.
Plummer is a film legend and a perfect choice to play this role.
Here's a more detailed description of the story:
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.
It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.