'Dragon Tattoo' leads Guldbagge noms

Blockbuster gets four noms, including best picture

COLOGNE, Germany -- Scandinavian blockbuster "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is a frontrunner for Sweden's national film prize, the Guldbagge, with four nominations, including best picture.

Niels Arden Oplev's adaptation of the Stieg Larsson bestseller, the first in the Millennium trilogy, also nabbed a best actress nom for star Noomi Rapace, best supporting actor for Sven-Bertil Taube and best cinematography for Peter Mokrosinski. In an odd twist, the second film in the trilogy, "The Girl Who Played With Fire," also picked up a nomination, for famed cameraman Hoyte van Hoytema, who lensed Swedish vampire hit "Let the Right One In."

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is already the most successful Swedish film of all time, with worldwide boxoffice revenues of more than $100 million. Sony Pictures Entertainment is planning an English-language adaptation of the Millennium series, which Scott Rudin is attached to produce, along with Swedish producers Ole Sondberg and Soren Staermose.

The title's main competition at the Guldbagges will be Frekrik Edfeldt's feature debut "The Girl," the story of a 10-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981; and Lisa Siwe's drama "Glowing Stars." Both films received four Guldbagge nominations from the Swedish Film Institute. The award winners will be announced in Stockholm Jan. 25.
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