Kristen Stewart Gets Even More Competition for “Dragon Tattoo” Role

Oh dear; Kristen Stewart is going to have to do a lot more than bite her lower lip and look lovelorn if she wants to land the lead in The Girl WIth the Dragon Tattoo.

As reported earlier, the Eclipse beauty is said to be in competition with An Education’s Carey Mulligan for the part of bisexual computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming adaptation of the Swedish hit. And now it appears that K-Stew will have to beat out a formidable list of A-list actresses if she wants the role. Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are now also in contention for the movie, in which Salander teams up with a washed-up journalist to solve a disappearance case.

Director David Fincher is currently weighing the casting options, and is “not sure if he wants to go with an actress of any note or go with an unknown.” According to a movie insider,

“David’s process is very specific and private. He’s looking for authenticity and a degree of fierceness and believability capable of delivering the intensity that the part on the page calls for.”

Also working against Stewart: The timing and logistics of the production. Filming is currently expected to begin in October—about the time that Stewart will likely be filming the Twilight series’ Breaking Dawn. And since The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will likely be lensed in Sweden and other foreign countries, hopping from set to set would be quite the challenge for Stewart, who’s also scheduled to film the big-screen adaptation of classic Beat Generation novel On the Road this summer.

The solution seems to be obvious: The medical community is going to have to clone Kristen Stewart. Hey, it wouldn’t be bad having more than one of her to go around.

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