MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE ACCLAIMED SEQUEL TO THE SMASH HIT FILM “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO,” BASED ON THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING NOVEL BY STIEG LARSSON
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
October 26, 2010
“A ripping good thriller…Noir never has been this dark.”
-Kurt Honeycutt, the Hollywood Reporter
“Noomi Rapace is back in action and she’s spectacular!”
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine
“More gripping than Dragon Tattoo!”
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Chicago, IL (August 27, 2010) – The phenomenon of the internationally celebrated works of Stieg Larsson continues this fall with the release of The Girl Who Played With Fire to the home entertainment market.
The second film to be adapted from Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy of crime novels following last year’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the highest-grossing European production of 2009 and a certified smash in the U.S. with its box office earnings of $9.9 million, The Girl Who Played With Fire marks the return of Lisabeth Salander, the pierced and punked-out computer-hacking heroine of Larsson’s celebrated series, which have sold some 40 million copies in nearly 50 countries around the world.
The Girl Who Played With Fire is directed by Daniel Alfredson and stars the inimitable Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, both of whom reprise their roles from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Described as “sharply written, superbly acted, and fast-paced” by Reel Views and as a film that “rockets along with pulse-pounding tension” by Paper Magazine, The Girl With Who Played With Fire will be available to home-viewing audiences in Swedish with English subtitles, as well as a dubbed version in English. Music Box Film presents the DVD and Blu-ray premiere of The Girl Who Played With Fire on October 26, 2010 with a suggested retail price of $29.95 and $34.95, respectively.
Currently enjoying a sensational theatrical release in the country’s top 100 markets, The Girl Who Played With Fire (current box office gross: $5 million) is on track to become one of 2010’s highest-grossing and well-received foreign language entries in the U.S., just as Music Box Films’ The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was earlier this year. Critics and audiences both agree that Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and its film adaptations have quickly become international pop culture landmarks, led by the spectacular, sexy and singular film star Noomi Rapace. The 30-year-old Swedish actress has been lauded as “an actress who brings a memorable literary character to indelible movie life, as Vivien Leigh did for Scarlett O’Hara” by Time, as “a movie star unlike any other” by The Wall Street Journal and as a unique performer “who belongs to another dimension altogether” by The New York Times.
Music Box Films will release the third and final film installment based on Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest October 29, 2010.
Swedish author Stieg Larsson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and successful authors. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – his Millennium Trilogy-were all published after his death in 2004. Their popularity has since made him the world’s second best-selling author of 2008 and 2009.
More information on The Girl Who Played With Fire can be found on the film’s website.
The Girl Who Played With Fire — Synopsis:
Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), Salander’s friend and Millennium’s publisher, is alone in his belief of Salander’s innocence. Digging deeper, Blomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish society – as well as shocking details about Salander’s past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered- but no one can find her anywhere.
About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-Ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s “TELL NO ONE” was the most popular foreign-language theatrical release of 2008 and the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: October 26, 2010
SRP: $ 29.95 DVD
$ 34.95 Blu-ray disc
Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sofia Ledarp, Peter Andersson, Micke Spreitz, Georgi Staykov, Yasmine Garbi
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Running Time: 129 minutes
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Language: Swedish with English subtitles / Dubbed in English
Margarita Sophia Cortes, MSOPHIA PR