THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Mikael Blomkvist – 40’s – regards the gauntlet of reporters he’ll have to pass to get out of the building.
As he strides toward them, microphones and cameras swing in his direction. Without stopping – BLOMKVIST

What is this, the media event of the year?

REPORTER 1

Don’t try to play it down, Mikael, it won’t work.

BLOMKVIST

Don’t try to play it up, that won’t either.

4A EXT. COURTHOUSE – STOCKHOLM – DAY – CONTINUOUS 4A

Feeling a bit like he’s fleeing the scene of a crime, which in a way he is, Blomkvist steps outside opening his umbrella. A couple of the reporters come out after him –

REPORTER 2
Will you appeal?
BLOMKVIST

I’ll appeal to you, Viggo: Find a real story to cover.
He hurries off in the rain.

NEWSCASTER V/O

Financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist was found guilty today on 16 counts of aggravated libel against financier Hans-Erik Wennerstrom.

5 INT. CAFE – STOCKHOLM – DAY 5

At a table with a pre-made sandwich and cup of coffee, and a long court judgement, Blomkvist watches himself fleeing the reporters on the cafe’s TV. He’s the only one there who watches it – no one else is interested – which only makes it worse.

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TV NEWSCASTER
In an article published earlier

this year, Blomkvist claimed Wennerstrom – founder and president of The Wennerstrom Group – used State funds intended for industrial development in Poland for an arms deal with the right-wing Ustashe in Croatia.

The report cuts to a shot of Wennerstrom outside the courthouse in an Armani suit, surrounded by his legal team, confidently addressing the reporters – WENNERSTROM ON TV

I have nothing against Mr. Blomkvist. He’s a good journalist who I don’t believe is guided by malice. But what he wrote was inaccurate, and inaccuracies can’t go unanswered. He – all journalists – have to accept like the rest of us, actions have consequences.

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