Emma Watson, known for playing the lead role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, has allegedly been cast to the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander, a socially inadaptable Goth-styled-hacker.  

Watson’s recent radical haircut has been attributed to liberation from the roles she has been playing since she was little and to have an image of her own. This has been speculated to be in order to meet the character’s criteria in full off Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy; Watson supposedly battles the role with Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan and the jaded Kirsten Stewart.

It has been reported Watson’s involvement in the remake is just a rumor; only time and the film’s confirmed promo will tell. If the aforementioned allegations were to be true, it would be a major boost in Watson’s career post-Harry Potter as the upcoming adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is being directed by David Fincher, written by Steven Zaillian (who previously scripted American Gangster), and co-starring Daniel Craig.