Carey Mulligan Kristen Stewart Battle For Lead Role In “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

Carey Mulligan and Kristen Stewart will battle it out for a role in a Hollywood makeover of the Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Fight Club director David Fincher has signed on to revamp the flick and is eyeing the Twilight cutie and the Oscar-nominated Brit for the role of his leading lady.

The film — based on the bestsellling novel by Stieg Larsson — follows an unconventional heroine who helps a journalist track down a missing woman. The girls will go head-to-head for the coveted role, which is said to be “edgy, sexy and demanding.”

Last year, Carey nabbed a Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for An Education, but David may have a soft spot for Kristen, whose career he helped when she co-starred alongside Jodie Foster in his 2002 film Panic Room.