The Pirates Of The Caribbean and Mamma Mia! star will take on the role of Vanger Corporation chief Martin Vanger, the prime suspect in a decades-old disappearance case being investigated by journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig).
"I have met Fincher, I want to work with him, he wants to work with me. I have a concrete offer and now we are in negotiations," Skarsgard said.
The Swedish actor also confirmed that the thriller will shoot for six months starting in September and the story will retain the Scandinavian setting of Stieg Larsson's novels.
"Most of it is to be shot in Stockholm, but some studio work will be done in the US," he added. "I think there might be some location work as well, when it becomes too dark to shoot [in Sweden]."
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