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Daniel Craig describes 'Dragon Tattoo' film as beyond 'horribly graphic'

Esquire

Daniel Craig stars in David Fincher's film adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and to hear Craig discuss it, fans of the books and original Swedish film series should brace themselves for a very mature ride through the life of Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara) and Mikael Blomkvist (payed by Craig).

"It's as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f---ing all did, watching 'The Godfather' and that, movies that were made for adults," Craig told Esquire. "And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And 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---ing serious?

"It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic," Craig continued. "It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it ... here's more than one way to sense violence. Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step."

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" will be released in theaters Dec. 12.

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