UPDATE (January 11, 2011): Atticus Ross co-scoring ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

According to a New York Times livestream interview (via Slashfilm), Trent Reznor has announced that he will be scoring David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The movie stars Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard and Joely Richardson. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson, which has been adapted for the screen in a 2009 Swedish movie with the same title and has been released domestically last year with Noomi Rampace’s lead performance receiving lots of positive critical notices. Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, American Gangster) is adapting Larsson’s novel for the David Fincher movie. Trent Reznor has been receiving a lot of attention for his score on last year’s The Social Network (including a Golden Globe nomination), which is being re-released in theaters this weekend. According to the New York Times interview, Reznor has been working on the movie for the past six weeks. No information has been given if Atticus Ross, his co-composer on The Social Network will be involved in the movie. Sony Pictures will release The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on December 21, 2011.