"Dragon Tattoo" film will benefit babysitters: Daniel Craig

Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:57am EST
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By Mike Collett-White and Cindy Martin

LONDON (Reuters) - Among the main beneficiaries of the graphic new movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" will be babysitters.

Daniel Craig, who plays journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Hollywood adaptation of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's bestselling thriller, said the film pulled no punches.

"It's an adult movie," he said in an interview with British public broadcaster BBC aired on Tuesday. "This is one where you pay the babysitter. Babysitters are going to make a lot of money out of this I hope. Don't take the kids."

Dragon Tattoo opens in the United States on December 21 and in Britain on December 26, and had its world premiere in London late on Monday.

The book on which it is based has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide and in 2009 was made into a Swedish film.

Craig, 43, most famous for playing James Bond in the British spy franchise, said screenwriter Steven Zaillian captured the essence of Larsson's story, prompting him to accept the part.

He also defended the movie's graphic nature, which earned it an "R" rating for what the Motion Picture Association of America called "brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language."

The movie is directed by American David Fincher, whose credits include "The Social Network," "Zodiac," "Fight Club" and "Seven."   Continued...

<p>British actor Daniel Craig poses at the world premiere of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" at the Odeon in London December 12, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett</p>