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Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Rooney Mara: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Rooney Mara has won the lead role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Sony announced in a press release today that the actress, who’s the younger sister of Kate Mara, will play Lisbeth Salander and star opposite Daniel Craig in the American adaptation of the film series. Shooting begins next month in Sweden!

Rooney appeared in Youth in Revolt and the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street – she’ll also hit the screen this fall in The Social Network.

Director David Fincher went on a hunt all through Hollywood to find the perfect girl for the role, considering high profile actresses but ended up choosing Rooney, who he’d worked with on The Social Network!

Congrats, Rooney!!

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# 1

Interesting! There have been a lot of unknowns cast in big roles lately…

# 2

I havent seen her in anything. Hopefully she’s up to the task. PRESSURE.

# 3

I dont’ think they can top the original, Noomi Rapace was amazing as Lisbeth Salander, but it’s an intersting choice.

# 4

Who’s “Kara” Mara? How about Kate Mara instead?

# 5

@yeah: Agreed, Noomi Rapace set the bar VERY high. Hope they can do justice to the books, and not hollywoodize it too much..

# 6
Iffy Miffy @ 08/16/2010 at 4:06 pm

Doubt very much that this will turn out a tenth as good as the original. Oh well, not the first, nor the last thing to be ruined ….

# 7
postwatcher @ 08/16/2010 at 4:08 pm

Another cookie cutter actress….she looks like every other brunette out there…boring!

Big Role? This thing can bomb…
I love how hollywood assumes that this trilogy will be an automatic hit.
Why don’t they worry about making the first film instead of assuming the 2nd and 3rd?

A lot of successful books have performed poorly as movies.

# 8
Brightside @ 08/16/2010 at 4:09 pm

I’m still bamboozled by the decision to remake the film? It terrifies me that Hollywood will turn it into a glossy, overly action dependant production with less emphasis on the character development. Will it be filmed in Stockholm? It’s just hard to see how Hollywood can do justice to the book and an already superb film, and to have another city standing in for Stockholm feels so wrong. Noomi was Salander to perfection…can’t help feeling this will be a Hollywood disaster. It’s such a dark, edgy book and film that any Holllywood gloss and CGI will be detrimental. Daniel Craig is a great choice…but I remain dubious.

# 9

I know who Kate Mara is….let’s hope her sister is up to the task. Noomi Rapace was pretty AMAZING!! If you have not seen the “original”….skip this Americanized version to come.

she is too young… I dont know how she will pull off what Noomi Repace created.. very difficult.. best of luck..its a Massive Deal!

I haven’t seen the version starring Noomi Rapace, but I will. Having said this though, I think the US version will be great as well. Considering the director attached to the film, David Fincher, this should be amazing! If you haven’t seen Se7en or Fight Club, check them out. I wouldn’t be too concerned about the “hollywood treatment”. It’s def NOT his style.

not sure why for every successful north-european movie there has to be a remake in Hollywood? Can they come up with something original rather than annoyingly and often unsuccessfully redo someone else masterpiece? I would understand if it was perhaps a very old movie, but a recent one? Same happened with ‘Brothers’.

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i was hoping that Noomi Rapace would change her mind and agree to do the american version. i agree that this is an interesting choice. it might make sense to have cast this unknown. there is not going to be the same level of expectation put on Rooney that there would be put on say ellen page, keira knightly etc etc.

Lisbeth is not found still @ 08/16/2010 at 4:54 pm

Jezus Maria, this is not Lisbeth Salander but a scarecrow in pic.

Noomi Rapace is and will always be the perfect Lisbeth Salander! Remaking it Hollywood style will end in the gutter. This is travesty!

@Brightside: so we can probably lighten the mood a bit and give it a bright, shiny happy ending -as i have heard the book is pretty dark. another reason why we need to remake the movie is becuase there is nothing but crap out here now anyway. no one is original and the original ones are so oversaturated that you want to run screaming from the theatre.

the girl that is tired of remakes and cried real big tears when she heard will smith was cast in the remake of old boy.

Glad she’s an unknown. Wish she had that bad ass look though.

to “jezus maria”; that, unfortunately IS Lisbeth–scarecrow Heroine.
EXCITING!!!!! next month !!! wow. is he done with C & A???
Hi dih, dtm, AND MENDEL–did you make it here???

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g7rk8f6m4uh0pkXhZhlXKESyoOzQD9HKOKQO0

Are they remaking the film or are they doing a film adaptation of the book? I’ve read the book, and everyone’s vision of a fictional story is different. I’ve seen the Swedish version and it was wonderful, but it just seems ignorant to write off this version just b/c it comes from Hollywood or the US. Crap movies, music, etc. aren’t exclusive to one geographic region.

maggiexao @ 08/16/2010 at 5:10 pm

Very happy emma watson didn’t make it!!!
i was shocked about those rumors…
don’t know that girl, but i’m sure she will do better than emma watson!…

This girl was horrible in A Nightmare On Elm Street, she has the intensity of a raisin. I know A Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t shakespeare but this girls acting is like watching paint dry.

They’re making it in Sweden, the actors are supposed to have swedish accents… why the HELL are they remaking it in the first place?! **** Hollywood!

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