Christopher Plummer in Girl With Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig

Christopher Plummer has joined David Fincher’s currently-shooting remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo .

Plummer will play Henrik Vanger, the character who initially hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to investigate the disappearance of his great-niece.

Max Von Sydow was originally being touted as the actor for the part, but it's the grave and talented Plummer who has been cast.

Currently shooting in Sweden, Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo follows Blomkvist as he forages through the Vanger family history, and uproots surprising, dark, long-hidden secrets.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him, Vanger has also hired hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to dig into Blomkvist’s past.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will open in cinemas on 26 December, 2011.