If you’re an A-list actress in Hollywood the name to have is Lisbeth Salander – she is the lead character in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which all of the young, female A-listers are hoping for a chance at. The film which is based off the Stieg Larsson’s book “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and its two “Millennium Trilogy” follow-ups — “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” and is currently in pre-production with none other than Producer Scott Rudin and directed by David Fincher. Not too shabby.

Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and now Kristen Stewart have all expressed interest in starring as Lisbeth in the adaptation of the Swedish thriller, which was already successfully adapted by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. The word on the street (or on MTV) is that they are expecting to wrap casting on the film very soon. It has also been rumored that Daniel Craig has been up for the other lead role in the film but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

MTV News spoke to Stewart about fighting for the role on the red-carpet for Eclipse. Stewart seems to be interested in the role, but is also busy during the time of the shoot.

“I think I’m going to be working,” Stewart said. “I’m booked for, like, the next six months, but it’s an incredible project. I hope someone really cool does it, because I can’t wait to see it. But I don’t know if it’s going to be me.”

Sounds to me like she’s playing it smart and not getting her hopes to high, especially while Twilight still has her firm in its grasps. Stewart definitely played it cool and said she hasn’t even met with Fincher “I’m working, and he’s really busy…Who knows? Movies push all the time.”

Sound like we’ll just have to wait for the announcement! Stewart seems like a good pick for the role, but my money’s on Portman or new comer Mulligan.

Who do you hope gets cast in the role?

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