27 August 2012 1:28 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

David Fincher's upcoming film slate has been shifting over the last week, and some are speculating that it may be moving in the direction of Lisbeth Salander. Not so fast, guys. With news that the director broke up with Egyptian beauty "Cleopatra," starring Angelina Jolie, and with Sony's confirmation that "The Girl Who Played with Fire" would not be a 2013 release (the kernel is that the sequel is in the works at all), eyes are on Fincher to return for the "Dragon Tattoo" sequel. Truth is, he's busy supervising Netflix's over-budget Kevin Spacey-produced online series "House of Cards" (2013), one of the DVD distributor's many forays into original programming, which he has to get off his plate. The Playlist provides some tidbits on other talent involved in the show: James Foley, Joel Schumacher and Charles McDougal have each directed two episodes for the series. Producer Scott Rudin, who is proceeding with. »

- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna

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