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

@Brightside:

Yes to everything you said!

Daniel is Hot @ 08/17/2010 at 11:17 am

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 @ 08/17/2010 at 11:19 am

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.

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

two sides of opinions @ 08/17/2010 at 11:37 am

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.

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

two sides of opinions @ 08/17/2010 at 12:33 pm

people in the industry are satisfied with Fincher’s choice:
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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 @ 08/17/2010 at 1:02 pm

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.”
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i am disappointed too…

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.

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??

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.

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 @ 08/17/2010 at 11:30 pm

‘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! @ 08/18/2010 at 12:04 am

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/

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

it could be different if the screenplay was written by a woman… that would be my wish. now, where is that Bond news??
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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.
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we let Fincher to reveal more information about actress, film and release….
maybe at the wekend we will read news….

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.

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

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?

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.

David Fincher held true to his word and cast an unknown in the role.
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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.

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 ******** 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?

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 :)

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.

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