Now that James Bond has been given the shaft my MGM Daniel Craig’s schedule has cleared up. He’s still prepping for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens but there’s plenty of room for him to tackle more material. According to a report from The Wrap, The British actor is in early talks to star in the Hollywood adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

We previously learned that David Fincher will direct the film that Sony will produce based on the popular Swedish trilogy. The studio claims that no official offer is on the table but The Wrap says that Craig is “nearing a deal.” If he takes the part he’ll play a journalist named Mikael Blomkvist who is looking for the missing woman, Harriet Banger.

Plenty of talented Hollywood actresses have expressed interest in playing the part of Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker who helps the journalist with his investigation. One of the most notable candidates for the part is Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan. Nothing has been solidified on the Lisbeth front but sources say that Fincher and Craig are scheduled to meet over the next couple of days to discuss his involvement.

There are a lot of people who are against this movie being made, which is understandable. BUT if the studio is going to adapt it regardless of the general consensus wouldn’t you rather it be with Fincher, Craig, and possibly Mulligan than some hack director and two talentless actors?

Do you think Craig would be a good fit for the part? Do you think he should take the role?