According to New York magazine, Scott Rudin is producing the picture for Sony, based on the late Stieg Larsson's bestselling book.
Schindler's List screenwriter Steven Zaillian has been tapped to adapt the novel.
An Education actress Carey Mulligan is apparently interested in starring in the film.
A Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be released in the US on March 19. It is out now in the UK.