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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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looks the part, I wont’ judge until Dan makes her a star. good luck with sleeping with DANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN aaaaaahhhhhhhhh! life is sooo unfair!!! Seriously, she has to nail it, everyone will be watching, and I think she would NOT have been chosen if she didn’t have talent… ….BUT don’t ever say “it’s NOT who ya know, it is what ya know”—if you have ever thought that. Its a game, she won big time. And who cares what she looks like now cuz she AINT gonna look anything like herself in the movies. wow. she has to be in HEAVEN! some other pics of her. From horror movies to Dan—wth that all about?
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20013749-10391698.html

NOW, if MGM can get Bond started…. wow Dan… we are with you… watching in lustful envy… i mean support…. lustful support…. :)
hi peeps.

lexy hates bilson @ 08/16/2010 at 5:46 pm

She looks like she’ll be a good choice for the role. So far it looks like HW is trying to remain true to the book.

the first Swedish movie was good, the second one was horrible and the third one ok.
So Fincher will surely do better.
Only Noomi Rapace was really a class act, so I’m looking forward to this new adaption.

David Fincher also directed Benjamin Button. The special effects were brilliant but he recycled Forrest Gump material. There was zero chemistry between Brad Pitt and Cate Banchett. That Fincher film was so over-rated.

@Frida:
I so agree!!

MOVIE FLOP @ 08/16/2010 at 6:22 pm

XY AND Z’S HAIR IS FRIED,(CHICKEN), DYED AND (DEARLY DEPARTED) LAID TO THE (LEFT HAND) TO SIDE!!! I THINK THE (MICKEY) ROONEY WAS IN ON THE CASTING COUCH FOR THIS ONE!!!! HAHAHA OR WAS SHE???? HAHA

LOVE,
THE OZ!!!! HAHAHA

@Gia: If that is true, then there is hope for us all. We just need to get lucky like she did.

She just starred in Finchers The Social Network – so he knows her and can judge her acting abilities, which appearantly are good enough. Give her a chance

LuvMyTofu @ 08/16/2010 at 6:33 pm

Remaking it = very bad idea. Unknown actress or not, she will never come close to Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander. So disappointing that Hollywood is ruining what is already incredibly amazing.

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
SMALL VIENNA SAUSAGE HAHAHAHAH

MAKING NEW FRIENDS IN THE DEEP SOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI!!!! HAHAHA LOOK OUT!!! THIS IS SO OVER!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
THE RIVER WILL RUN VERY DEEP!!!! HAHAHA

THE NORTH WON THE WAR!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
THE STARS AND STRIPES!!!! HAHA

The original, Swedish movie was superbly done, and it’s hard to imagine this girl can do a better job than Noomi Rapace.

THE NORTH WON THE WAR!!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
STAR AND STRIPES FOREVER!!!

it will be difficult to NOT compare her to Naomi. I guess we will have to endure all the literature on the comparisons and the ratings of who is better… I will try my best not to lose it on someone if this happens too much. It is entertainment, and entertainment is driven by the laws of economics… …”if it is making millions in other markets… hell, why can’t we make a movie out of it? “” she will be her own lisbeth and she will be great…it is inevitable…she has everyone around her to make it great, therefore, the laws of association==impossible NOT to be good or great. aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

What books on the top sellers list have NOT been made a movie from it? hhhmmmm.

to Guinness

“AND MENDEL–did you make it here???”

Yes, here now! And I just got my mitts on the book today, and I’ve started reading – I really like the beginning and am getting into it. I’m starting to form an idea of the characters, and I can definitely see Dan as Blomkvist. Since I know nothing of Mara as an actress, I have no idea if she’s any good, but I can see her as Salander simply on appearance. But it depends if she can emit this power Salander has – that’s the sense I am getting from the character – Salander has this incredible power that makes people take a step back.

“NOW, if MGM can get Bond started…. wow Dan… we are with you… watching in lustful envy… i mean support…. lustful support…. :)”

Yes, definitely lustful watching :)

PENNY FOR HIRE @ 08/16/2010 at 7:18 pm

SHE COMES REAL CHEAP!! SOMETHING SONY CAN AFFORD!!! HAHA

LOVE,
CHEAP THRILLS AND SPILLS!!!! HAHAHA

Awww boo I wanted Ellen Page!!! Now I don’t know what to think. I just finished reading the book for the 3rd time I hope she does Lisbeth justice!

Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth and will always be but this Rooney girl is a better choice than Ellen Page or Kristin Stewart

Agree with you Maria, when I heard the rumors that Ellen Page and Kristin Stewart were some of the choices for Lisbeth I almost gagged.

Dee, to be quite honest I think what sounds really ignorant is to do the remake of an already existing movie a few years after the original came out! I have no problem watching good movies coming out of America or HW dear, what I find infinitely boring and rather irritating is having to do a remake … why,Americans do not watch a movie if it is not in English and made in the US? What crap! What’s next, a remake of “Life is beautiful?’ Good luck finding the cast … and writing the script!

PrettySimpleton @ 08/17/2010 at 12:12 am

I think it is kind of obvious how this actress got this part over the others .
The director had worked with her before so most likely the casting couch was involved lol. Wink wink.
Otherwise it doesnt really make sense the casting choice because they needed a name because this film is going to bomb most likely and they needed a name to pull atleast some morons into to see it.
Reminds of Doug Liman( one of the worst directors ever) He always uses the same cheap people for everything he does and for the most part only people he knows.
A : because they will work for next to nothing
B: because they screw their way into the part of course lol

If this director had cast Ellen Page or one of the other known front runners they would of had to pay them alot more and they couldnt of got some quality time on the casting couch ;p Like I am sure they did with this little “starlet” tart of an actress.

most silly comment ever. David Fincher has a reputation, he has worked with good actors and I don’t consider Morgan Freeman, Jode Foster, Edward Norton, Forrest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.,Cate Blanchet and Brad Pitt and as “cheap actors”.
He has worked with Kristin Stewart before, so he might knew that she was not suitable for Lisbeth.

reputation @ 08/17/2010 at 3:26 am

Reading the latest remarks, JJ shows again, why its reputation is so bad.
Agree with 40 -. why not sit back and wait, what comes out of this.

Good luck to her.
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Unlike American movie “originals” remade after a few years or so or TV shows remade as Hollywood “blockbusters” – It’s MOST likely being remade so it reaches a far LARGER audience than the Swedish original… I mean, I’d heard about it, but no way was I traveling 100 miles to see it when it wasn’t being shown locally. If it was, I never heard about so I didn’t see it.
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It’s like a miniseries I saw a few years ago on BRAVO! that had me seriously glued to my TV – It confused the hell out of me, & when it was repeated a year or so later, I taped it to actually try & analyze it… WOW! Then it was “remade” US-style & it just wasn’t the same. More was explained but…
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Maybe someone can help me with a title (thanks in advance)… I know it was set in an old hospital that was cursed – The ghost of a little girl haunts it because she was tortured & murdered years earlier & only a few people see her (including 2 Downs’ Syndrome kitchen workers, a man & a woman, who have the sight & talk in unison). Things keep escalating as the hospital goes to hell while the ghost is trapped & fated to suffer in death as she did in life. It ended with the ambulance driving away & her bloody hand pounding at the window in a vain attempt to get attention… Not sure, but the director shows up as the credits roll explaining a few things…
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HELP!!!

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