Daniel Craig: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is 'horribly graphic'
Daniel Craig says 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is as "adult as you can possible make it".
The James Bond actor - who plays journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the remake of the film, which is based on the book of the same name by Stieg Larsson - admitted he had to put his hand over his mouth because he was so shocked at the content of the motion picture after being shown a cut by director David Fincher.
He said: "It's as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f**king all did, watching 'The Godfather' and that, movies that were made for adults.
"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*****g serious?' "
Daniel revealed there is some "horribly graphic" footage in the adaptation of the novel, which contains torture chambers and people being lit on fire.
He told Esquire magazine: "It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic. It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it."
The English-language thriller - the second film based on the novel - features Mikael investigating the disappearance of a young woman with help from Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara).
The movie is set to be released in December.
From the blogs
A slight deviation from style this week and admittedly a bit weird, but at least I can finally say I...
Owen Howells is a DJ/producer who grew up in Australia but was born in the UK. He came back to the U...
Justice, the bedrock of our society is for sale under the Government’s latest plan to sell legal aid...
Take inspiration from the green-fingered brigade who have been showing off their creativity at the R...
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
- 5 Exclusive: Woolwich killings suspect Michael Adebolajo was inspired by cleric banned from UK after urging followers to behead enemies of Islam
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.