Tattoo Gets Girl

After a highly publicized search, actress Rooney Mara has landed the role of Lisbeth Salander in the English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

If you’re saying “who?” then you are not up on your Nightmares on Elm Street (she played Nancy Holbrook in this year’s version; the brunette in the trailer). The director of Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher, also worked with her on the upcoming film The Social Network (based on Ben Mezrich’s book Accidental Billionaires, it’s due in theaters 10/1. You’d be hard-pressed to identify her in that trailer, however).

The movie will begin shooting in Sweden next month and is scheduled for release Dec. 21 this year. Also in the cast are Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, Robin Wright as Erika Berger and Stellan Skarsgård asMartin Vanger.

Many other actresses were reported to be vying for the role, including Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Kristen Stewart (Twilight).

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