Daniel Craig talks adult Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

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Daniel Craig has been talking about the upcoming remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo , revealing that even he was shocked by some of the film's risqué content.

Craig plays journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who investigates the disappearance of a young woman with the help of goth hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara).

The Brit actor was recently shown a cut of the film by director David Fincher, and reveals it doesn’t pull any punches.

“It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic,” Craig explains. “It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it.

“There's more than one way to sense violence. Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step. It's as adult as you can possibly make it.

“This is adult drama. I grew up, as we fucking all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore.”

Craig adds: “Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, ‘Are you fucking serious?’”

We can’t wait.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens 26 December.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.