Just the other day, we got confirmation that one Daniel Craig would become Mikael Blomkvist in David Fincher's English-language remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But as central as he is to the ever-popular story, there's no film without Lisbeth Salander, and no point even trying to fill Noomi Rapace's skilled shoes unless you've got the right girl. Over the last few months, we've heard murmurs of Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, and more as young actresses clamored to the project and it's popular, beloved, and kick-ass character.

Fincher hasn't made his pick yet, but according to new reports, he's taking the task very serious, running actresses through the faux-pierced, costumed ringer to find the next Lisbeth.
Deadline reports that the filmmaker has tested a number of actresses this past week, and will hold another test today, which is more than just a girl, a script, and recapping a few lines. Daniel Craig will be on-hand to read with the women, and they will have to perform with "full hair, makeup, wardrobe, and piercings treatment, which wasn't done in the earlier tests." Obviously, doing this will make sure the girl will not only have the acting chops, but will have chemistry with Mr. 007 and look comfortable enough in the ensemble that it won't be a 2-hour "nice girl plays dress-up" on the big screen.

There's no definitive word of who is in the running, but Deadline says Page, Mia Wasikowska, Emily Browning, Sarah Snook, Rooney Mara, Sophie Lowe, and now Lea Seydoux -- a French actress -- may still be in the running, while Fish Tank's Katie Jarvis also adds herself into the mix.

Should the tests go well, we should have our new -- and hopefully tough -- Lisbeth any day now. This might be your last chance to weigh in, so who should Fincher pick?
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