Spring To Winter

Here's more up-to-date news from the Fincher frontlines: The "Dragon Tattoo" crew turns beautiful Stockholm May into winter, wetting down its cobblestone roads and spraying artificial snow.

In addition, another piece shines a light on 19 year-old actress Josephine Asplund, who will play Daniel Craig's daughter in the movies -- a role detailed in the novels, however not included in their Swedish film adaptations.

Links to our favorite Swedish resource, Aftonbladet, are on the very bottom of this post, and include a few new snaps.

And here are Swedish to English translations of the articles for you guys.

"Yes, it snows in May - at least in Hollywood "Millennium"-production. Yesterday filmed Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in an artificial winter Stockholm.
On Friday, shot scenes from the movie "The girl with the dragon tattoo" into Bellmansgatan and Bastugatan in Stockholm. The cast and crew had sprayed fake snow on the street so it would look like if it was winter. Both Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig was in place. Rooney Mara took part in a motorcycle scene.
Since the streets in various places had been sprayed with water to make a rainy impression she was not driving the motorcycle itself. It was instead a stunt woman while Rooney Mara only had to go on and off the motorcycle. Hollywood Production watched very carefully by the wet cobblestones. When Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig would go down the street had the help of the crew.
Daniel Craig did a very weird appearance between takes, but at one point he started to laugh. As a companion on the sidewalk waved and shouted to Craig with their mobile cameras at the ready, he could not help but smile, but was still looking steadily into the ground.
At six o'clock for the crew dinner at the Hotel Hilton Slussen in Stockholm.
Entertainment Bladet reported last fall on the previous recordings on the Bellman Street, where the main character Blomkvist live in the books by Stieg Larsson. In late autumn, cut off the Hollywood film crew recording and went back to the U.S."

Josephine Asplund is Daniel Craig's daughter

"19-year-old student: I got to tell the team that we do not eat cake on Christmas Eve
From Swedish drama school to Hollywood.
[Her] career has been at a rate of knots for the 19-year-old Josephine Asplund, who played against Daniel Craig in the U.S. "Millennium" movie.
- "I was totally shocked when I got the part," says Josephine who portrays Mikael Blomkvist's daughter.
Josephin Asplund was in Norway when the phone rang. Film director David Fincher searched actresses [for] "The girl with the dragon tattoo" - and the role of the appointing authority had stuck to her.
- "I had gotten into an archive for a casting I did in school when I was like [16]. [Casting] said I had very blue eyes and [so does] the one to play the father too," says Josephine.
The blue-eyed father in question was British Bond actor Daniel Craig. And just weeks after the phone call was Josephine his daughter in the U.S. "Millennium" movie.
- "I had to quickly make an audition video with a digital camera in a small smoky kitchen together with a guy I barely knew then," says Josephine amused.
The day after the film belonged to the people of themselves. A screen test later, her role, and the following week began recording. Unreal quickly for Josephine, who only made efforts [as an extra] in the past. And who hardly dared to talk about [her] role yet.
- "It could be that they cut away all [of my scenes]. [Once the movie hits] the big screen, then you can start talking!
Recording is now under way in Stockholm, but Joseph has already made many of her scenes. For a whole month she was in Los Angeles and recorded.
- "It was very odd to work with this American film crew who has an eye on everything, and so only 'but wait here, how do you say' Wennerstrom 'in Swedish?", said Josephine.
- "I was their little Swedish whistle-blowers who had to tell that you do not eat cake on Christmas Eve."
A nice advantage of an inexperienced 19-year-old who makes all her scenes with Hollywood hunk Daniel Craig.
- "He was very funny, and drug jokes all the time between shots. Although sometimes I sat there and did not take anything, but laughed anyway," says Josephine.
Before filming, she had not read the "Millennium" [novels] - although her mother worked with the author Stieg Larsson.
- "I've always known [the story]. But it was a bit like when everyone has read the books, then should not I do it. Though I have squeezed the first!

Josephine Asplund on...
... the first call from the role of the appointing authority:
- She started talking about "you get this role, you will go to LA and be there and do this and this' and built up the worst scenario. I just thought 'why she says this to me "? It will never go way. I was totally shocked when I got the part.
... to work with director David Fincher?
- It was an honor, really. He makes a lot of shots, but it was known already before, and maybe it's what makes him so good. He made you feel safe and secure. They know that it is my first role, and had quite a bit indulgent.
... [her] character:
- She is not in the Swedish films, but in the books. There are Mikael Blomkvist's daughter, who he has not so super contact. She is very Christian, and he is not excited about it. But she manages to reveal some key to it all with [her] knowledge.
... the U.S. version is as good as the Swedish:
- As Swedish is since you do not find it. We will go and see it to confirm that no, the Swedish was better. It'll be fun for the Swedes to see how Americans have tried to get everything to work, Swedish, and how they use the Swedish names and such. But I really like Fincher as a director, so I think it is great.
... first recording date:
- Of course I was nervous before, but it was probably when I went from there that it struck me that "what the hell happened now?". It was so crazy to be out in Katrineholm with all these Americans, that it is in English makes it a little more absurd. It was just like the picture you have of how the American film shoots should be - when they say "action" so it's really action."

Yes, I know, some of that is kind of hard to figure out. But if you are so inclined, take a shot at the Swedish texts and see how you do...

Big thanks to Inge for feeding us with this great info!


1 comment:

  1. woohoo another update! tomorrow as well please.