Daniel Craig: What’s Next for the 'Cowboys & Aliens' Actor
The "Bond" actor will star in some of the most anticipated films of 2011, including “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
If moviegoers couldn’t get enough of Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens, there’s no need to fret because the British actor has more roles on the horizon.
Craig, who starred in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Casino Royal, has made a name for himself as the suave secret agent, but he’ll also play the lead role in the highly anticipated American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Here are the biggest films coming up for Craig:
Craig will play Will Atenton, who moved with him family into a home that is haunted by the family that was murdered within its walls. The murder was never solved. Craig’s real-life wife Rachel Weisz plays his wife in the film, and Naomi Watts plays a mysterious neighbor who will help Craig’s character solve the murder mystery. Dream House, directed by Jim Sheridan (In America, Brothers) hits theaters September 30.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Craig will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist who, with the help of a young computer hacker, is searching for a woman who went missing 40 years ago. The American adaptation of the Swedish novels by Stieg Larsson will be directed by David Fincher (The Social Network). "This is adult drama," Craig said about the film in an interview with Esquire. "Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f--king serious?" The film will be released on December 21, 2011.
The Adventures of Tin-Tin: Secret of the Unicorn
In the Steven Spielberg-directed 3D motion capture film, Craig plays Red Rackham, a nefarious pirate. The film, from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, is based on The Secret of the Unicorn but also contains plot from Red Rackham’s Treasure. It will be released December 23, 2011.
Craig will return for his third film as James Bond. The franchise has roped in Sam Mendes (American Beauty) to direct the 23rd installment in the franchise. The film, with a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan, has a release date of November 9, 2012.