The most coveted female role in Hollywood has gone to a relative unknown. Rooney Mara, whom director David Fincher helmed in the upcoming The Social Network, is set to star in his next film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Based on the best-selling Stieg Larsson novel, the film is slated to be part of a trilogy for both the director and studio Columbia Pictures.
Mara beat out other stars such as Kristen Stewart, who worked with Fincher on Panic Room, and Natalie Portman, who refused to audition for him for this role. Smart move on her part. I think not. Mara is the sister of better known (and hotter) actress Kate Mara (Brokeback Mountain, Iron Man 2) and has a lineage in football (you can look it up, her name will give it away to true football fans).
The Millenium Series of Larsson books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. You can add Rooney to the list of ladies who should be making a household name for herself, with the likelihood of her being penciled in for all three films in the possible series as well. The studio has already secured thespian Daniel Craig to co-star in the film. So, share your thoughts on the big deal for this coveted role. Source: Variety