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    Will Kristen Stewart Get a Dragon Tattoo?

    Kristen Stewart, Eclipse Summit Entertainment

    Damn.

    An unofficial shortlist has surfaced that lists Sony Pictures' top candidates for who should nab the starring role in their adaptation of Stieg Larsson's global megaseller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And guess who isn't on the list?

    Kristen Stewart, the lady who we think should have landed the role a long time ago, is still being looked over. And it's all because those K.Stew haters can't see past their ruddy little noses to recognize the talent that darling K. has been quietly showing off—everywhere but Twilight! Open your eyes, Hollywood!

    Here's the scoop on the Stewart-less situation:

    EW reports that Sony set a release date for the flick, even though the movie's lead role of Lisbeth Salander has yet to be cast. A rumored shortlist has made its way through the circuit, with a bevy of young up-and-comers from the recognizable to the obscure.

    Arguably worthy actresses on the list include Ellen Page (Inception), Carey Mulligan (An Education), and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), as well as more low-key talent like Rooney Mara (Nightmare on Elm Street), Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), and...you know what? Don't even care!

    We feel so strongly about this one, dolls: this is the role that will transform Kristen from a tween favorite to a genuine Academy-recognized babe—as needs to happen. We know Kristen was mentioned as a possible candidate before, but it seems the tides have turned and she's almost surely out.

    Lisbeth is a struggling, angst-ridden, sexually combustible (and very take-charge) brilliant young girl, and we think Kristen has the perfect everything for it. Hell, we even picture her when we're reading the books!

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