Rooney Mara Is All Set Become “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

August 17th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
rooneyAug 17,(THAINDIAN NEWS) The “Dare” actress finally bags the much hyped and coveted role of Lisbeth Salander of the American version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Bringing an end to the mounting suspense surrounding one of the biggest talent hunts of the year director David Fincher has selected “The Social Network” actress for the role. The representatives of The Columbia Pictures announced the final selection to the media at a press release yesterday.

Rooney Mara has not only landed the coveted role in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” opposite Daniel Craig, but also she will appear in David Fincher’s new movie about early days of Facebook, “The Social Network” which will be premiered in the prestigious New York Film Festival on September 24. The director announced that he will begin filming “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” sometimes later this year. Rooney Mara will play Lisbeth Salander, an investigator with a troubled childhood. The media reports that the actress will also be seen in the two other sequels of the same movie opposite Daniel Craig. However, the director said that he has no plan to make any sequel right at this point of time.

The actress nabbed the highly sought-after role following an exhaustive search said to include names like Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page and Mia Wasikowska. “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is an award-winning crime novel by late Stieg Larsson and it is the first of his “Millennium Trilogy”. The first film “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” will be filmed in Sweden and United States. The screenplay of the movie will be written by Steve Zaillian.

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