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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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  • to 50

    Sounds like “The Kingdom” (the original danish title was “Ridget”) and the remake was Stephen King ‘s “Kingdom Hospital”

  • yeah

    @Brightside:

    Yes to everything you said!

  • Daniel is Hot

    Let’s not judge Rooney Mara before we see her performance; let’s not the judge the movie before it comes out. Remember when Daniel was announced to be the “blond Bond”? Everyone put him down before they really knew what he was about. He proved them all wrong. Maybe this gal and the director will show us what they have and it will be a great movie.

  • two sides of opinions

    from one different forum about Rooney:

    She may not be totally unknown, but I still have no clue who she is.

    two things come to my mind:
    she’s not butch enough for Lisbeth Salander. Sorry, she’s too pretty.
    Can she actually kick ass? Can she play tough, mean, and aggressive? looking at her photo, I don’t buy her as Lisbeth Salander.

    I just can’t see a pretty girl like Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. I was hoping for an unknown actress who looks butch (“butch” like Michelle Rodriguez or Hilary Swank). They’re both good-looking, but have a butch edge to their looks and it makes them different from typical Hollywood blonde clones.

    She is supposed to be small and dainty-looking, that’s why everyone is surprised when she does kick ass. She’s resourceful, she has to be. Her strength is her intelligence, not a load of muscles.

    We know that Fincher has wanted an actress that could get a handle on a Swedish accent (that is, speaking Swedish-accented English, one would assume)

    Wait, you mean we’ll have to endure fake Swedish accents even though it’s an American remake? Why not just set in the US, or at least Britain?

    Most of the time, they just have them use a British accent, you know like in that movie in Italy… Gladiator.

    She was terrible in “A Nightmare…”
    And she wasn’t even hot to compensate.

    i only saw her in Nightmare on Elm Street, and i didnt think she was tht good

    I blame the director

    Was that her ass I saw in The Social Network trailers, or someone else’s?

    HER’S!

    Boo. She sucks as does NOES remake. The first disappointing news to come out surrounding this film, and it’s a big one.

  • Mara

    people in the industry are satisfied with Fincher’s choice: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wirestory?id=11416082&page=1

  • two sides of opinions

    I attended some forums to find what they tell about Rooney and most of them are critic about her and a few people give her a chance.
    I do not agree with Fincher, I am also disappointed because I thought he will make an excellent choice. But I try to give a chance to Rooney and still wait for him to talk in an interview in the next few days.

  • Lara

    Why does Hollywood have to remake everything? Especially since the remakes are almost always worse than the original versions.

  • two sides of opinions

    people in the industry are satisfied with Fincher’s choice:
    —————————————————————-
    of course, they are!
    The sooner the better for them with receiving dollars by moviegoers who think Rooney is not enough good for Salander.
    There Hollywood producers prefer quantity than quality while watchers demand quality.
    The Swedish Original was quality and Rapace was a strong actress.
    Rooney is a little cute chicken from Elm Street, nothing more.

    Like poster from that one same forum exactly said:

    Hollywood is a w.h:ore for money.

    Fincher must to explain something,
    why he threw a spanner into the works!
    I have the taste to give him a slap in the face why he has not found the right Lisbeth but picked up this Rooney ?

  • two sides of opinions

    to 55,
    in that article they also said:
    “Although fans might be disappointed that their favorite did not make the cut, industry reaction to Mara’s selection was positive.”
    ———————–
    i am disappointed too…

  • rossy40

    To #51…
    -
    Thanks for answering me. I did a search on the title but it came up as a war movie. Then I added “miniseries” & got “Kingdom”. Anyway, that’s it.

  • guinness

    I agree with DIH–and she brought up a great example about Dan being the new Bond.

    And–I am reading the book and watched the first hour of the movie! AND I have a lot to say. But I can’t. I think Lis’s personality is such that ANY one can portray her and make her their own; she is sooo “multifaceted” that they could emphasize one aspect of it tremendously, but other parts about her will be missed, and that will be ok. she emits something–toward her. yes, mendel. hhhhmmm. the book is great and i can “get past” the icky stuff for now. and the movie is good, but i can see where it is going to be awesome with dan. it could be different if the screenplay was written by a woman… that would be my wish. now, where is that Bond news??

  • Mendel

    to DiH

    “Maybe this gal and the director will show us what they have and it will be a great movie”

    Yes, Fincher must have seen something of Lisbeth in Mara… So I wait and see

    to Guinness

    “yes, mendel. hhhhmmm. the book is great and i can “get past” the icky stuff for now.”

    I just couldn’t put the book down this evening and read it really quickly, wow it’s good! And I didn’t find the ‘icky’ stuff too graphic – it was rather described in a journalistic style which stated what was happening very cleary, but without any gratuitous detail. The book is of course, very disturbing. I don’t understand why they changed the title though – ‘Men who hate women’ is far more appropriate in my opinion, because that’s the main issue in the book.

  • guinness

    good points. hm. journalistic style…. without any gratuitous detail. the author wrote it this way, without any emotion, to keep it less icky so that we can watch it and empathize with Lis when she gets her revenge. I agree friend on keeping that title–very clever of you.
    Would the book and movie be just as good if there weren’t any violent scenes written or shown on the movie? I actually skipped it cuz my mum was watching with me and i told her the details and explained why it was important characterization. Couldn’t he have written the scenes and inferred the violence? Was the scene where she sodomizes him be cut out of the movie and the audience get the idea if he wrote it better? why do we “need” these scenes? hhhhmmm. Can’t a comedian be just as funny if he told “clean” jokes? George Carlin was funny with or without his dirty schtick. I think. Or Bill Cosby is funny, Eddie Murphy “RAW” was hysterical, but i love all his movies too.

    food for thought, i can’t get that scene outa my head now. so why is that important. hhhmmm….

    think happy thoughts think happy thoughts, can’t think dan thoughts yet, get icky thought outa head… think Dan and Bond… yeah. ~night peeps. and DTM and DIH, come on over to this thread….

  • Ronney is exceptionally gifted

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara is ‘exceptionally gifted,’ says her ‘Youth in Revolt’ director

    After news broke yesterday that Rooney Mara had landed the lead role of Lisbeth Salander in the three-picture Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, interest in the relatively unknown actress spiked, landing her in the top 10 Google search trends.

    Mara most recently starred in the 2010 reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street update and 2009′s Youth in Revolt, in which she played Portia Doubleday’s promiscuous roommate Taggarty. “She auditioned for the role of Sheeni [which went to Doubleday] and was great,” says Youth director Miguel Arteta. “We were debating the right person for that part, and she was among the people we loved. We wanted her in the movie and asked if she would do this smaller part, and she was gracious enough to do it.”

    And while it’s no small task to go from a supporting role in an indie comedy to the title character in a hotly anticipated U.S. remake of a literary phenomenon, Arteta sounds unconcerned, calling Mara an “exceptionally talented” actress. “She’s got that perfect combination of mystery and familiarity that it takes to make a movie star,” he says. “The reason I cast her was because she had to be able to look at somebody and seduce them without a word. She has one of those gazes where you can see so much into what she’s thinking, without her saying anything.”

    But with a high-profile gig like Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy comes intense scrutiny, something that Arteta believes the Lisbeth-to-be is more than capable of handling. He says: “I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she handles it in a very elegant way. She is a surprisingly confident woman for her age. I had no doubt when I cast her that she would go on to be a movie star.”

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/08/17/girl-with-dragon-tattoo-rooney-mara-lisbeth-salander/

  • There, I Said It!

    American Remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Taking Shape

    Yes, it’s taking shape. I just haven’t yet decided what shape it’s taking. I saw the original Swedish film earlier this year and it is one of my favorite movies of the year. By that time the American version was already a foregone conclusion. The big question was whether it was going to be a Hollywood cash grab or if someone was genuinely interested in offering up another take on the material.

    I believe it is still too early too tell, but the fact that David Fincher is the man behind the camera gives me some hope for quality. I mean, the one movie I thought of while I watched this was Fincher’s Zodiac. Now, I have heard some suggest this will be the equivalent of Gus Van Sant’s Psycho debacle. I only hope it is not that bad.

    With shooting slated for early 2011, the cast is starting to take shape. Daniel Craig is on board to play the male lead. I like this. The role is a rugged type but not necessarily a star and while it can be argued that Craig is a big star, I still feel he has the skill to pull it off convincingly. The character is a reporter and one of his fellow reporters will be played by Robin Wright, a casting choice I am indifferent to as it is not a major role and she does have the right look for it.

    There is a family (the Vanger family) being investigated in the film and two members have been cast. One will be Stellan Skarsgard. He is a fine actor and a good choice for the film. The other has been revealed to be Max Von Sydow. His presence should lend some credibility to the film as he generally makes everything better.

    These roles are all fine. The big question mark is the female lead. The character is Lisbeth Salander and she was played so memorably by Noomi Rapace, who brings strength and vulnerability to the screen in what is not your typical heroine. This is the key role for the film and one that will be very difficult for whoever should take it on.

    Lisbeth has been cast and the actress is Rooney Mara. I can almost hear you say “Who?” She was most recently seen in A Nightmare on Elm Street, where she was all right save for all her mumbling. I am really not sure I am going to like her in this role, she doesn’t strike me as having the right qualities. Of course, I can think of no one other than Noomi Rapace.

    I guess we will see when the film reaches theaters sometime next year.

    http://blogcritics.org/video/article/american-remake-of-the-girl-with/page-2/

  • hmm

    @rossy40: you can catch the original or netflix on your computer.

  • soon

    it could be different if the screenplay was written by a woman… that would be my wish. now, where is that Bond news??
    —————————————-
    hey, love your thoughts.
    I also thought of a female scriptwriter for Dragon Tattoo.
    They said Zaillian has not finished the script yet.
    who knows your wish comes true as everything changes every day and everything is possible.
    Bond news come very soon and I bet you will tread on air (:-:)
    …………………….
    I guess we will see when the film reaches theaters sometime next year.
    ———————————–
    we let Fincher to reveal more information about actress, film and release….
    maybe at the wekend we will read news….

  • Fio

    to DtM
    Thanks for the link. The set of C&A seems a huge camp or a small town…or the closed world? Daniel has a fun time enough there. iSalud!

    to DiH
    Yes. Rooney had better not be conscious of Nooomi. Daniel never competed with successive Bond stars.

  • guinness

    Hi Fio, what post of DTM’s? sounds good–is it the one that looks like an INCA empire? that was amazing. wait, you posted that. can you get the one you are talkiing about–other thread? Cheers~G

  • Deb

    Here?
    Jon Favreau is a smart salesman…
    http://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/21486271315
    Yes. Last week. RT @kingfuraday Howard Stern mentioned that Cowboys & Aliens looked amazing. Guess you sent him the reel too?

  • Jones

    The Swedish films will always be the benchmark for me and Noomi Rapace will always be the only Lisbeth Salander since she originated the role. She was brilliant in the films. However, I’ve been happy with the casting news on the American films so far and I’m very happy that the American Lisbeth is a relative unknown. In my opinion, it would not have worked with a named star. David Fincher held true to his word and cast an unknown in the role. Go Finch! I’ll watch the American series once it’s completed, but my heart will always always belong to the Swedish films.

  • soon

    David Fincher held true to his word and cast an unknown in the role.
    —————————————————-
    I just think he did not keep to promise.
    He originally planned to cast a European actress, a really unknown one.
    Noomi Rapace is a self-taught actress and before nobody in Sweden knew her while Rooney is the actress from Elm Street and a lot of people know she is in Finchers Social Network Facebook.
    and she is an American, not an European like Noomi is.
    if Fincher hired a European unknown girl it would look differently.

  • Guinness

    Is Dan in transit again?
    I finished the first movie…it had “foreign film” written all over it….so I loved it. And these books are enough such that if Linch wanted to make a totally diff movie he can pull on the other stories and develop this a different way. cool. Lisbeth’s characterization is the conclusion of ALL “Men hating Women”. I think if a woman wrote the screen play it would be diff because men and women have different ideas of revenge some times…. men would revenge more physical (torture)–women would do the head game revenge(secretly drain all assets from bank account). agreed? ok. so the author used both. maybe a little stereotyping–but I would drain the assets of the icky men if i was a hacker rather than sodomize—cuz he is gonna forget the physical stuff–but screwing his real happiness for life–wallet??? what would you do? that is why i can tell it is written by a man. but i am a little feminist….

    did you finish the book Mendel?

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “Would the book and movie be just as good if there weren’t any violent scenes written or shown on the movie?”

    I haven’t seen the movie, so I don’t know which of the violent scenes are in the film. I think that in the book, the author doesn’t linger on them, he doesn’t go into every detail of the violence, but states what’s happening – it’s shocking but not graphic. I think most of the violence is necessary to show what these men do to women. If Larsson had not stated clearly what they do, then it would be far harder to understand the underlying theme of the book.
    I’d say, in a movie you can imply far more, because a picture says more than a thousand words, and I think you’d get the idea from a few shots where you do not need to show much, as long as you get the atmosphere right.

    “I think if a woman wrote the screen play it would be diff because men and women have different ideas of revenge some times…. ”

    Apart from Lisbeth…;)

    “men would revenge more physical (torture)–women would do the head game revenge(secretly drain all assets from bank account). agreed?”

    I have to admit I do like Lisbeth’s ‘tattoo skills’ :)

    “ok. so the author used both. maybe a little stereotyping–but I would drain the assets of the icky men if i was a hacker rather than sodomize—cuz he is gonna forget the physical stuff–but ******** his real happiness for life–wallet??? what would you do? that is why i can tell it is written by a man. but i am a little feminist….”

    I think Larsson used that scene to show that Lisbeth was dead serious about revenge. She did to the rapist what he had done to her, and then some… It is probably more shocking because her actions are considered rather ‘masculine’ – but there are some very violent women out there, too. But you are right, most women would resort to more subtle tactics (or poison…)

    “did you finish the book Mendel?”

    Oh yes, and I am now reading it for the second time :)

  • DtM

    Hi Mendel, Guinness, DiH and Fio..
    About Lisbeth and revenge…don’t forget that she may or may not have Aspergers or some kind or Autism. If this is the case she is most likely to seek revenge through violence if this is what has been done to her. If she is hit then she will hit back.

  • Guinness

    Hey you two!!! Excellent. Thank you for your insight. The author had to write the violent acts to build the Lisbeth character, and to justify the revenge. One always has to justify. (won’t get into cap punishment here!!!). Lisbeth is so many personalities that it may urk me a little that there is not enough mystery to her…the only mystery–I take that back–is when she shows empathy… that is the strongest points, not when she is in the act of getting revenge. hhmm. cool. masculine violence… agreed–it had to be done that way. And sweetie–are you going to get the second book?you said you will read the 2st book again… let me know if you find something you missed the first time and write about it. i didn’t finish the first one, but my hubby said the second is better than the first and he is getting the 3rd book for his b-day NEXT WEEK. so i will have all 3 lucky me!!! OH, cheers–you starting the weekend tomorrow????

    AAHHH good point DTM; although Autism/Asberger’s syndrome are all intertwined (at least in the USA system–what a mess), this may indicate why she is withdrawn sometimes… or without empathy to carry out the violent acts or, to in fact, “do unto others as they had done to me”. so, very good. But should we let the author get off so easily as to explain her personality this way? I would prefer to think she is this way from environmental issues rather than genetics. it helps the revenge feeling I want as an audience member. wwweee haww this is getting deep. write me back…fun!!! (i know its not my blog–but it is Dan’s. Dan rocks my socks off!!)

  • Guinness-bad typos

    sorry–asperger’s syndrome-DTM
    and i typed 2st book instead of 1st book-Mendel

    hey, I try to write intellegent sentences. so, NEXT!! they may not be comprehensible, but they sound good, huh?

    I like chocolate.

    chow dawgs.

  • DtM

    To Guinness..

    (i know its not my blog–but it is Dan’s. Dan rocks my socks off!!)

    Actually its Rooneys!

    The only thing worrying me about this film is Daniel attempting a Swedish accent. I hope he can pull it off…wasn’t too sure about his accent in Defiance. I found it a little off putting.

  • Guinness

    I hope they do figure something out for that…you are correct. He had no trace of British accent in Steady Rain though, is english or sweedish more diff?. And agreed–he moved his face differently when he was speaking in Defiance too-i didnt like his accent–he did okay though. .

  • Right?!

    How did I say it before?
    I said that MGM never will be sold but will enter combination with other company and the investors who help financially to MGM will get some percentage and holders will have to agree with new terms if they wanna see their money back!
    I also believed Lionsgate will too join MGM. Right?!

    A plan by Spyglass Entertainment to take over management of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has taken a major step forward and is now being considered by all of the struggling studio’s lenders – reports the LA Times………! a good newspaper…………..

    Spyglass chiefs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum first began discussions with a handful of MGM’s top debt owners several months ago.

    On Wednesday, those leading debt owners, which include Anchorage Advisors and Highland Capital, presented the Spyglass plan to MGM’s more than 100 debt owners on a conference call, in hopes that they will endorse it.

    In exchange, Barber and Birnbaum would get an ownership stake of 4% to 5% in the new MGM.

    The studio would produce several movies per year, including a “James Bond” movie and two planned pictures based on “The Hobbit,” and outsource theatrical distribution to one of the six major studios per year.

    If the group can’t reach a final agreement with Barber and Birnbaum, Lions Gate Entertainment is believed to remain eager to move in with its rival merger proposal.
    …………….
    hopefully Lions Gate will also help MGM and invest money in Bond.

  • Right?!

    How did I say it before?
    I said that MGM never will be sold but will enter combination with other company and the investors who help financially to MGM will get some percentage and holders will have to agree with new terms if they wanna see their money back!
    I also believed Lionsgate will too join MGM. Right?!

    A plan by Spyglass Entertainment to take over management of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has taken a major step forward and is now being considered by all of the struggling studio’s lenders – reports the LA Times………! a good newspaper…………..

    Spyglass chiefs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum first began discussions with a handful of MGM’s top debt owners several months ago.

    On Wednesday, those leading debt owners, which include Anchorage Advisors and Highland Capital, presented the Spyglass plan to MGM’s more than 100 debt owners on a conference call, in hopes that they will endorse it.

    In exchange, Barber and Birnbaum would get an ownership stake of 4% to 5% in the new MGM.

    The studio would produce several movies per year, including a “James Bond” movie and two planned pictures based on “The Hobbit,” and outsource theatrical distribution to one of the six major studios per year.

    If the group can’t reach a final agreement with Barber and Birnbaum, Lions Gate Entertainment is believed to remain eager to move in with its rival merger proposal.
    …………….
    hopefully Lions Gate will also help MGM and invest money in Bond.

    http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?itemid=8827&t=mi6&s=news

  • Right

    And agreed–he moved his face differently when he was speaking in Defiance too-i didnt like his accent–he did okay though. .
    —————————–
    Then hold his head right when he speaking with a different accent and tell him to look at you in the eye.
    ………………..
    The only thing worrying me about this film is Daniel attempting a Swedish accent. I hope he can pull it off…wasn’t too sure about his accent in Defiance. I found it a little off putting.
    ———————————-
    Dan said it is very difficult for him to learn foreign accents.
    a swedish soft accent will be difficult for him in the same way like it had been with a Russian soft accent in Defiance.
    …………………………..
    he is not successful with learning Slavonic accents but looks like Slavic, they said about him:

    “He looks very Slavic. Polish or maybe Russian or something like that. I bet if he were around as an actor during the Cold War, he’d get the part of some Communist spy enemy of Bond’s.”

    http://www.erinjackson.net/blog/2008/07/30/daniel-craig-devastatingly-handsome/

    “Craig has a dodgy Slavic accent.”

    “Daniel Craig, with his Slavic steel eyes, becomes the reluctant noble hero.”

    “Daniel Craig looked Slavic enough for me in the movie and it wasn’t distracting. Liev Schreiber’s accent was dead on.”

    From the first time I saw Daniel Craig I too thought he looked Russian. I’m glad to get my impression confirmed by an expert. :-)”

    “In Defiance, Tuvia’s face is weathered and stubbled, his eyes icy blue, his features almost Slavic. This is Daniel Craig, whose face is his fortune, not only as the most recent James Bond but across a growing body of significant work, which includes Munich and Road To Perdition.”

    “I adore Daniel Craig as Bond precisely because he does look like a New Russian”

    http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot.com/2007/04/perfume-review-amouage-reflection-for.html

  • Fio

    someone’s twitter – Daniel who is speaking Russian seems to get drunk. Boo! I never giggled in the scene where Tuvia had revenge! …maybe…lol

    to Right?!
    Thanks Gina, but is it good news? I don’t know what it meant.

  • Right to Fio

    but is it good news? I don’t know what it meant.
    ———————————
    it is a good news prosaically.
    it indicates the things going the right direction, MGM didnt go totally bankrupt.
    except me, all people believed in crash and sell MGM through auction but it goes the way that I predicted:
    appearance of new investors on the scene of action,
    merge with other companies,
    new investors put up money in MGM movies, including Bond who is delayed because of MGM.
    so now expect news about Bond as Spyglass, MGM (Lionsgate will surely join) conclude deals and………………….
    Dan is back at work!!

  • Fio

    “Dan is back at work!!”
    Yey! call Daniel right now!
    —————-
    Another Set Photo from Cowboys and Aliens
    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GambitsCorner/news/?a=21673

  • guinness

    nice find Fio…the comments were well observed too. yee haw—Bond is getting closer… he will have a weekend job too.

  • Guinness

    sooo, if the set is in San Diego and Dan is in the middle of where ever he is—he isn’t in California, correct? Or Arizona. ohmygash, we have lost DANNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, is he up with you, DIH?

  • Daniel is Hot

    Hey, is he up with you, DIH?

    Guinness, sorry he is not here with me. Wish he was. Did not someone post a while ago that he has some extra work on Dream House to do in Toronto? Maybe he is there?

    Bond is getting closer… he will have a weekend job too.

    Great it is is ture. The more movies he makes, the better for all of us. I wonder when he will start working on Girl?Tattoo

  • Right?!

    So I was right as I heard Swedes speaking softly like Slavic people. Good luck, Daniel…as you weren’t good at soft Russian… ˇ
    The Swedish actor Nyqvist also speaks… softly…
    I stared as some posters from other forum tried to decipher how to spell Mikael, Bjurman, no one knew it correctly.
    I say it simply: Mikael, Bjurman. Finito.
    A more famous model Petra Nemcova is considered to be sexy for her soft Czech accent so the audience would love listen to other similar one like Swedish accent.

    http://dragontattoofilm.com/2010/03/paper-magazine-takes-a-look-at-noomi-rapace/
    Rapace, who is half Swedish, half Spanish (her father was a Flamenco singer), transformed herself both physically and emotionally for the role as the brilliant, androgynous and potentially Aspergers-afflicted private investigator who helps journalist Mikael Blomkvist solve the four-decade-old mystery of a teen heiress’s disappearance.

    For seven months prior to filming, the softspoken 30-year-old took kickboxing classes four to five times a week and endured multiple nose and ear piercings in order to scrap all traces of her “feminine side” and channel the tiny punk P.I. At a certain point, Rapace said, “I was in her or she was in me — it was so strange, I didn’t really know who I was or what I had become.” On set, Rapace recalls, “I was pretty isolated the whole time. Everyone would be talking and having a nice time, and I’d be sitting in a corner drinking coffee in my own loneliness.”

  • career
  • Guinness

    HI DIH! Sorry to hear he isn’ t “up” with you!!! It does seem as if we will see him alot next year, beginning with the “dream House” when? then C&A–where we won’t see his PFA, only Olivia’s. oh–doesn’t he lift his shirt? I don’t care, he is hot with or without clothes on. And, as one person wrote… i dont’ care becuase there is no chance i will ever be with the dude–it is all “iiiimmmmaaaaaggggiiiiinnnnnaaaatiiiion!!! oh, speaking of which, chk this out friends…. if you want us to use our mouths, you use yours!!
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,599562,00.html

    And Nooomi should win everything for this role…thank you for that post “career”. It looked brutal and it really consumed her time and life…damn. it was a great movie–hubby is watching it tonight–can’t wait to hear his opinion. I do have to say a few things about the character mikael—and Dan does have a challenge–I have said he will slide easily into this role, but … interesting. what do you say(my peeps?) about dan and any challenges for him in the dragon tatoo Girl movies??

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “Are you going to get the second book?”

    Yes, and the 3rd, too. I have them reserved for me in our local library already!

    “Let me know if you find something you missed the first time”

    A lots of the details. And also I am starting to think that in some way, the reader knows as little about Mikael than about Lisbeth – Mikael seems so easy-going and open, but actually, he’s a character that is sometimes harder to grasp than Lisbeth.

    “I would prefer to think she is this way from environmental issues rather than genetics.”

    I think it is more environment/upbringing than genetics. As far as I know, people with Asperger Syndrome are rather withdrawn than in any way violent.

    “it helps the revenge feeling I want as an audience member.”

    Lisbeth does the things many people would love to do – at least sometimes…

    “english or sweedish more diff?”

    I still think the whole idea about the accent is silly. Does Hollywood usually do that? Remake foreign films and give English speakers funny accents? I can’t remember any other foreign film that ‘got’ an accent…
    It seems bizarre, even more so because the Swedes, like all Scandinavians, don’t really speak English with a strong accent. You can usually distinguish the French, German, Spanish, Polish and other accents but the Scandinavians are really hard to pinpoint in conversation.

    to DiH

    “I wonder when he will start working on Girl?Tattoo”

    September, but if he has to do reshoots for Dream House, maybe it will be October until he starts?

    to ‘career’

    thanks for the info. I am really looking forward to see the film (book 1) – must get my hands on it somehow…

    to Guinness

    “I do have to say a few things about the character mikael”

    Do – you make me curious!!!

  • JCraig

    Those of you who think Noomi Rapace set the bar and that the swedish film was really good- obviously didn’t read the novels. As to why they are making an American version- the Swedish ones are not that good. The first film failed to create major relationships and focused too much on the murder mystery. Noomi was too big and too hard looking. Lisbeth Salander is supposed to be tiny- 4 foot tall and vulnerable. There was nothing vulnerable or tiny about Noomi. And all of the actors looked too old. The swedish guy playing Blomkvist is hardly attractive- why would women swoon for him (as they do in the books) he’s so dorky.

    The reason the films are being remade is because someone who actually read the books needs to write the screenplay. I think Rooney Mara is a great choice- she looks softer and will be a believable victim- which is what Lisbeth Salander has been. Salander is not supposed to look and act like a biker chick. She’s a girl with a history of violence who only acts against those who deserve it and the way she does it is smart- not so much kick ass in leather and studs. Read the books.

  • GC

    @Fio: I’m not really sure what kind of people go out of their way to impersonate celebrities and actors on twitter and other social networking sites, but this is another sad example of that. The picture posted by this prankster is from a theme park in Illinois called Donley’s Wild West Town. The evidence is here in this article http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/Travel/9-Themed-Regional-Amusement-Parks.html scroll down to 5th entry.

  • dandy-babe

    Lisbeth Salander is supposed to be tiny- 4 foot tall and vulnerable. There was nothing vulnerable or tiny about Noomi.
    ———————————————————–
    agree,
    that is why I am disappointed like most people that Fincher surprisingly took an actress from The Social Network which he directed.

    I have a specific vision about a shorter, fragile, as innocent as a dandy-babe, a little punkie with a fuse hair who can surprisingly beat a tall tough guy.
    Noomi was not identical to Salander from the books because she did not have a look of a 14 old girl. simply she is a old Lisbeth but perfect.
    The best actress that Sweden produced.
    as for soft, cute Rooney, she is a mile away from my vision about Lisbeth who looks more like Yo-Landi who served a temple in Finchers head.

  • guinness

    Fio–looks as if the guy from airbender is quite the prankster.(or whoever twittered that) to take it as an insult to our fanatic observations of the movie–hmm?

    All i can say about the sweedish version is that it was a great movie and everyone involved interpreted the books differently. I was glad they casted unHollywood-like actors–that is what foreign films are supposed to do. …i wish a female scriptwriter for it…boo hoo.

  • Fio

    to GC
    Thanks, I just saw the pic. yeah, you’re right! Anyone can pretend celebrities. (The article of comic book movie was deleted)

  • NoahTwitter

    His first twitter account was suspended, and it seems as if his second twitter account is hijacked again.
    Well that happens to a lot of twitter account not only to the celeb ones.

  • dandy-babe

    There was a huge list of actresses wanting a role of Lisbeth in the swedish version but director Oplev talked only to one actress who had a big chance to win a part.
    then Oplev saw a photo and a smaller movie of Rapace and he decided for her.
    So Rapace snatched a part and saved it for herself.
    She was the second actress who came to two auditions.

    As I did not buy that whole auction and sell MGM but I came with telling about investors who will go inside MGM and offer loans to save the company so now it all happened exactly as I said.

    Now I do not buy that Dragon Tattoo begins shooting next month or in October. There are reasons that would make Rudin and Sony to make a change in their plan.
    Moreover, I found that writer Zaillian is not done with the script still
    and Sony does not have money.
    Just wait for next weeks what happens, if they will really be shooting a movie.

  • Guinness

    1. Mikael is persisant in his job
    b. he is not one of the “men who hate women”, unless that is why he sleeps with all of them as if they were his tools.
    4. He is brave and smart–to write about powerful people in the finiancial occupation, you have to be—that or stupid.
    E. he is nice and cheery and too friendly…. he doesn’t get angry and tantrum when the injustice of it all hits his source of income.
    A. his emotions are expressed as sarcastic, empathetic and not really supportive either.
    Z. he is a loner. he doesn’t attach to anyone, which allows himself to “attach” to something outside of his comfort zone. I think that is why people attract to Lisbeth–she is different, yet she is loyal, not needy, mysteriously mysterious–but not on purpose–its just her nature, and loving when she gives it to you it feels as though it is well deserved and you feel that you gained some points with her when no one else could.
    12. he is comfortable in any given situation and takes his just desert–like he already knows what is coming.
    5. he just isnt’ too dynamic and too free to do what he wants.
    10. he is complacent, and says, “what the hell”–this is what i gotto do next. ok. then, next.
    1. driven when he wants to be…he didnt’ “want” to take the job for Vanger… I would have been wayyyy interested!!!

    ok. now, rip it apart mendel,( and what a nice green person you are by “renting” the books instead of having more trees in circulation)…. i hope the second book he gets more of a personality, then the author did NOT write a complete book. ( i could send you my copy and you can write notes in it and send it back)

    ~the weekend!! happy weekend… i am imbibing seriously… it was monday every day this week except today!!!

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