Christopher Plummer signs for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Christopher Plummer has signed for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Based on the first book in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, the story follows Vanger who hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of his great-niece Harriet.

Plummer will play the part of Henrik Vanger in the remake, to be directed by David Fincher.

The film, scheduled for release on December 21, 2011, also stars Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgard .