Schopf says that last summer, "We were certainly aware of the success of the book of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' and we saw how the film had opened in Scandinavia and much of Europe. But plenty of books flop on the screen, and a lot of foreign-language films do well in Europe, but don't cross the ocean. With 'Tell No One' we at least saw how it did in the UK before we acquired it; with 'the Dragon Tattoo' we had no English-speaking markets to judge by. But then we saw the film. We thought that Lisbeth Salander was a character who would be very appealing to a wide range of people and that Noomi Rapace, who played her, was wonderful. We decided we could make it work."