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Daniel Craig gets role in Millennium Trilogy

hollywood Updated: Jul 28, 2010 19:23 IST

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Hollywood superstar Daniel Craig is moving on from the James Bond series with a role in a new thriller franchise.

The British actor has been signed up to star in a Hollywood movie series based on late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's hugely popular Millennium Trilogy - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, reports contactmusic.com.

Craig was due to start work on his third 007 movie ahead of a 2011-2012 release but the 23rd instalment in the superspy series has been put on hold indefinitely amid ongoing financial troubles.

The 42-year-old has now been handed the lead role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the upcoming movie version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" to be helmed by David Fincher and due for release in 2011.