New GIRL in Town

Fans of Noomi Repace, who plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish films of The Millennium series, have not embraced the idea of an American actress replacing her in the English-language versions.

Their concerns may be laid to rest by the new issue of W magazine, on newsstands Jan. 25, featuring an early look at Mara Rooney in the role. Clearly, she has shed her college girl image from The Social Network. It is also clear that the movie will get the full Hollywood treatment.

The accompanying article says the script,

…departs rather dramatically from the book. Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most notably, the ending—the resolution of the drama—has been completely changed. This may be sacrilege to some, but [scriptwriter] Zaillian has improved on Larsson—the script’s ending is more interesting.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is scheduled for release in December.

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