06/17/2010 01:17 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Is 'Hottest Book On The Planet,' According To Cover Of EW

While Larsson's survivors are wrapped up in an estate dispute, his fans are buzzing about a more pressing question: Who should play computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and the crusading investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Fincher movies? "I think it's hugely important that these parts be immaculately cast," says Rudin. "Because to me, yeah, the stories are great, the plots are fantastic, the twists and turns are completely delicious, but the relationship of the two characters is it. That's what it's about."

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