What movie role is so hot, it's got Oscar nominated-actresses Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley all in heated competition?

That would be the 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' the best-selling first book in the Millennium series by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. (A Swedish film version, already in theaters, has had only a limited release.)

Deadline.com's Nikki Finke reports that Mulligan, an Oscar nominee for 'An Education,' took screenwriter Steve Zallian out to lunch, while Page (nommed for 'Juno') wrote a "heartfelt note" to producer Scott Rudin. David Fincher will direct, although there are no reports of anyone wining and dining the 'Se7en' helmer.
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