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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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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Autism/Asberger’s syndrome are all intertwined (at least in the USA system–what a mess), this may indicate why she is withdrawn sometimes… or without empathy to carry out the violent acts or, to in fact, “do unto others as they had done to me”.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 @ 08/18/2010 at 8:03 pm

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.

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.

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. .

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.
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hopefully Lions Gate will also help MGM and invest money in Bond.

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.
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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

And agreed–he moved his face differently when he was speaking in Defiance too-i didnt like his accent–he did okay though. .
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Then hold his head right when he speaking with a different accent and tell him to look at you in the eye.
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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.
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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.
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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

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 @ 08/19/2010 at 9:50 am

but is it good news? I don’t know what it meant.
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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!!

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

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

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 @ 08/19/2010 at 2:20 pm

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

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.”

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??

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!!!

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.

@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 @ 08/20/2010 at 9:24 am

Lisbeth Salander is supposed to be tiny- 4 foot tall and vulnerable. There was nothing vulnerable or tiny about Noomi.
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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.

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.

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 @ 08/20/2010 at 10:59 am

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 @ 08/20/2010 at 3:03 pm

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.

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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