My neighbour, (and frequent fellow shopper at the Pick n Pay in The Gardens Center), the miniature, rather weird other half of Die Antwoord, Yolandi Vi$$er, has confirmed that she has turned down an approach by David Fincher (he of Fight Club and 7 days) to play Lisbeth Salander the Hollywood movie of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
News 24 reported that she wasn’t interested as Die Antwoord was “her life,” and continued that she didn’t know the book “but a few people have told me of the main character and said that I remind them of her.”
The Hollywood Site, Awards Daily said, “Fincher has been raving that the breakout South African rap group’s bleached-blonde, mullet-sporting Yo-Landi Vi$$er is exactly who he wants his Salander to look and act like.”
But rumour has it that Vi$$er told him to “voetsek.”
Say what you like about Yolandi and The Ninja…they’ve got balls.
“Name actresses” have been clawing each others’ eyes out for a chance at that role and the oportunity to star opposite Daniel Craig.
Ag shame. Poor Mr Big Hollywood Man.
Maybe he’ll have to settle for a more mainstream, big name? Scarlett Johannsen, Keira Knightley, Kirsten Stewart, Carey Mulligan and Nathalie Portman have all, allegedly, been falling over themselves to be considered.
But when you consider them against Yolandi, I see his point.
Suddenly, they do all appear just a little boring, air-brushed and middle-of-the-road for Lisbeth, don’t you think?
Get down on your knees, Mr Big Hollywood Producer. Beg Yolandi. Go on.