Noomi Rapace, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan
Not since Kristen Stewart was tapped to play Bella Swan have bibliophiles expressed so much interest in which actress will play a beloved book heroine on the big screen as they have in the incarnation of Lisbeth Salander in an American version of the Swedish bestseller 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' (Swedish actress Noomi Rapace won rave reviews playing Lisbeth in the foreign version.) Director David Fincher ('Se7en' ... Gwyneth Paltrow's head in a box ... gahhhh!) has reportedly signed on to Americanize the flick, which means that casting wars are about to ensue. reported this week that that Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and Bella Swan herself, Kristen Stewart, are vying for the role of the pouty, foul-mouthed bisexual hacker, who is often mistaken for a 14-year old girl.

All three are solid options, but are they the right one? Let's explore the merits of our possible Lisbeths.