The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestCast
: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom Director
: Daniel Alfredson Genre
: Thriller/Foreign Language Rated
: MA Running Time
: 147 minutes Synopsis
: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final film adaptation of the best-selling Millennium trilogy written by the late Swedish author, Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire).
In this last installment, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest brings back Noomi Rapace in the starring role of the pierced and tattooed genius computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist, the crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, and Lena Endre (Erika Berger) the editor of the magazine and Blomkvist's occasional lover. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestRelease Date
: March 3rd, 2011About the Film and the Millennium Trilogy
Novelist Stieg Larsson (1954 - 2004) died suddenly and left behind three unpublished novels The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked theHornet's Nest, collectively known as the Millennium trilogy.
Since his first novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was published in Sweden in 2005, the trilogy and the subsequent film adaptations have become major international sensations with around 21 million copies sold in over 40 countries.
It is highly unusual for a posthumous work in translation to reach number one on The New York Times bestseller list. To see a posthumous work in translation reach number one around the world is unprecedented.
Larsson was a journalist and editor-in-chief at the Swedish magazine Expo as well as one of the world's leading experts on right wing extremism and Nazi movements. He had previously spent 20 years working at the Swedish news bureau TT. In 2005 he made his debut with the novel Men Who Hate Women (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).
The Millennium trilogy has won several book awards including; the Glass Key for Nordic Crime Novel of the Year in 2006 and the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2009 (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo); the Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2006 (The Girl Who Played With Fire) and the Glass Key for Nordic Crime Novel of the Year in 2008 (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest).
Collectively the three film adaptations have generated over $200 million in worldwide box office. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has the highest box office for a subtitled film released in the US since Pan's Labyrinth.