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Rooney Mara Replacing Blake Lively in 'Side Effects'

Rooney Mara Replacing Blake Lively in 'Side Effects'

Rooney Mara is taking over Blake Lively‘s role in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh thriller Side Effects.

Also starring in the film, about a woman who turns to prescription meds to cope with the anxiety of the upcoming release from prison of her husband, are Jude Law and Channing Tatum, Deadline reports.

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Filming is set to begin in April, and the film will be released in 2013.

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# 1

great decision. that makes the movie worth watching. go Rooney!

# 2

Hahahahahahahaha….that is all.

# 3

Awesome!! Rooney can actaully act (and she’s good at it) unlike Blake.

# 4
Spray Tan Hillbilly @ 01/30/2012 at 4:58 pm

I think Blake Lively woulda have been good too (she was good in The Town), but I like Rooney Mara more.

# 5

bwaaahahahahahahahaa that gotta hurt! You don’t need to sleep around with a-list to get a job! Just be a good actress POINT BLANK PERIOD

# 6

I wonder how can they do that if they already had cast Blake? I guess no contract was made yet…why announce it then? Oh well.

# 7

Rooney looks like Demi Moore 2.0.

Neither of these women get to where they are w/o sleeping around.

# 8

Serves her right. Her people keep running their mouth when her role wasn’t confirmed as they have in the past. I’m glad Rooney got it. She can actually act.

# 9

Thats like asking whats better a better movie citizen kane or the hottie and the nottie?

Mara is an Oscar nominated sensation – Blake is just an average but good looking actress

No brainer.

@tara: There was some company who was investing, but as soon as Blake was part of the project they pulled out. Obviously. She’s the worst actress ever. With Rooney the movie is bound to be great.

Gossipgirl @ 01/30/2012 at 5:22 pm

The role never belonged to Lively in the first instance, so Rooney is not getting her left overs.

They should have replaced Channing Tatum while they were at it. I like when real actors replace talentless eye candy.

I actually find Blake pretty,but in terms of acting eh. Even in pictures she never has any expressions. Just very bland
I was very impressed w/Rooney in The Girl W/Dragon Tattoo. I wanna see more of her. People kinda criticize her calling her cold,but to me she seems very shy and nervous in interviews. I find it cute.
idk,I see alot of potential in her. I’m excited

BloodbuzzOhio @ 01/30/2012 at 5:31 pm

@Sayer: Right, that’s why Rooney received an Oscar nomination last week. Demi Moore has never been close to getting that kind of attention. I doubt she slept with Terrence Malick, a recluse, who also gave her a lead role in Lawless.

Everything about Blake is overrated. Her looks and her….”talent”. I’m glad Rooney got it. I’m tired of people sleeping and trashing their way to get roles.

Blake is not leading lady material.

for a part like that, it was a good choice. blake is beautiful, so is rooney. they are completely different types of women. for a funny light movie blake would have worked, for a darker or more serious movie rooney will probably work. no need to attack either one of them. they both have their places in cinema.

yeaah! in your face Lively

rooney like her or not for her dubious interviews, IMO, she is a real good actress as she proved in TGWTDT. More believable also because she is not typical HW beauty. Blake, ha, any b itchy looking blonde could play on gossip girl. leighton is better anyway.

Blake isnt good enough for this roll

Hate Lively, so this news makes me happy. Rooney Mara is a much more talented actress. Sorry Blake, stick to showing up at every single Hollywood event in a new dress, that’s what you do best.

Good luck to Rooney
But how odd the Blake haters are still here to spread their lies
So the liars allege slept with Sodebergh too? And which red carpert has she been in this year? The one Jason Wu event?
LOL her haters seek her out at events and see/namecheck her even when shes not there.

Asking which I prefer more is the Sophie’s choice of unlikeable actresses; like being asked to choose a viper or a tarantula as a cuddle buddy. Rooney is the consummate entitled actress and Blake is the consummate casting couch actress. I would prefer neither to be honest. If Blake got the role she would be fluttering around with Ryan Reynolds or whoever-the-hell for publicity and if the movie goes badly “Aloof” Rooney won’t hesitate to say she didn’t want the role because it was stupid and she TRIED and TRIED to sabotage the audition but goddamn it she got it anyway (as if she couldn’t turn down the role) and then chat nonsense about how she really is an edgy, cool Lisbeth incarnate (and fail miserably at convincing anyone) and finally make a weak argument that she isn’t spoiled (which again no one will believe, because she would have spent the entire media tour being condescending and critical of the opportunities she was afforded). At least Blake would be publicly gracious, however she actually feels privately because she only leaks personal information. Whatever. I won’t be seeing it, Soderbergh or not.

Rooney is so BEAUTIFUL !

@BloodbuzzOhio: I compared Mara to Moore in terms of LOOKS.

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