March 21, 2019

Rooney Mara scores Dragon Tattoo role

Scarlett looks great but Rooney is certainly a better fit for the part of Lisbeth

Just when it looked like Scarlett Johansson was going land the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo we have the announcement from Columbia Pictures that little known actress Rooney Mara has won the part.

Hollywood is always more about rumours than reality and so it has turned out in this case. Mara’s most recent movie was as the last girl left screaming in the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. So she is something of a remake specialist who has the advantage of having worked with Fincher before on The Social Network.

Rooney Mara has also been signed with Daniel Craig to star in the other two movies scheduled to complete the trilogy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is being filmed in Sweden and due for release in December 2011.