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Rooney Mara Attached To Historical, Romantic Drama Brooklyn
An Education producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey have attached Mara to Brooklyn to play the lead, Lacey. They've likewise lined up An Education's screenwriter Nick Hornby to adapt Toibin’s novel into a romantic drama, fitting considering Brooklyn seems similar in theme to the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Lynn Barber's memoir.
Rooney Mara Will Replace Carey Mulligan In Spike Jonze's New Film
It's been 10 years since Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze last collaborated, on the hugely beloved Adaptation, but the distinctive writer and director are gearing up to work together again, with Jonze planning to direct Kaufman's script this year
Rooney Mara Replaces Blake Lively In Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects
Mara “just committed” to join Effects, which was written by Soderbergh’s frequent collaborator Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!). She’ll play Emily Hawkins, an unstable young woman addicted to prescription drugs who’s trying to cope with her husband’s recent release from prison. Without getting into too many spoilers (and the Deadline piece gives away more than it should, in my opinion), the film takes a violent turn, and could turn into a courtroom thriller
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequel Officially Shooting Late This Year
The studio will be moving forward on parts two and three of Larsson’s trilogy, with Tattoo screenwriter Steve Zaillian tacking adaptation duties. And that makes sense. While Tattoo can be viewed as a standalone story, there’s really no reason to start down this path of American versions of the popular stories if you aren’t going to finish the series.
Dragon Tattoo Sequels Still On The Books Says Sony
It’s no surprise that David Fincher’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film isn’t doing gangbusters at the box office. The hard-R film is frequently referred to as “that rape movie” which is enough to scare off a lot of viewers, and Fincher’s brand of gritty thriller doesn’t always appeal to the masses. Barely breaching the $60 million mark after two weeks in theaters, the obvious question becomes whether or not the second and third books in the series will find their way to the big screen and remain economically viable.
Ever Wonder What Scartlett Johansson Would Look Like As Lisbeth Salander?
Guaranteed, this will be the creepiest thing you see online today. Two years ago, relative newcomer Noomi Rapace set the standard for playing Lisbeth Salander - the androgynous goth computer hacker who Stieg Larsson introduced in his best-selling Millennium trilogy - and few thought another actress could play her as effectively… until Rooney Mara reinvented the role for David Fincher’s American adaptation of the familiar material.
Jessica Biel Close To Figuring Out The Truth About Fishes
Jessica Biel is in “final negotiations” to join writer-director Francesca Gregorini's film, a heartwrenching story (on the surface, at least) about Emanuel (Scodelario), a teenager hired by her troubled neighbor to babysit her “daughter,” which turns out to be a doll. The teen goes along with the woman’s delusion, primarily because the neighbor closely resembles Emanuel’s deceased mom. Talk about a sticky wicket.
Dragon Tattoo Star Rooney Mara Talks On-Set Bruises And Becoming Lisbeth Salander
By all accounts every sacrifice paid off-- even the film's weaker reviews single Mara out, and though she says she's "shot myself in the leg" in finding equally worthwhile projects to do next, she's suddenly a very big deal when a year ago few people knew her name. I talked to Mara-- still with the black hair, though minus the many piercings
Dragon Tattoo's Mara, Craig And Fincher Talk Motorcycles And Suffering Take After Take
Craig, Mara and director David Fincher were on hand in New York this weekend to talk about the film, their efforts not to think too much about the original Swedish adaptations of the book, the various ways both actors suffered to play their characters, and why Daniel Craig wasn't allowed to ride on the back of Lisbeth Salander's motorcycle. As usual at a press conference
Rooney Mara Replaced By Kaya Scodelario In Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes
Rooney Mara is about one week away from becoming one of the biggest actresses on the planet. As both Katey and I noted in our reviews of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, her performance has Lisbeth Salander is flawless and powerful, as she controls every scene she is in. It's the work of a very mature artist and we can expect that she will have a long and successful career following the movie's release. That career, however, won't include a film titled Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.
Rooney Mara Reveals All About Her Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Merkin
What's brilliant about the film is the way Fincher's attention to detail makes all of that more than just titillation or exploitation; even when you see Mara's Lisbeth Salander stripped naked, it's for a purpose and a clear explanation of her character. And yes, that includes the moment when you see Lisbeth Salander's pubic hair
See Brad Pitt As Eraserhead, Ryan Gosling As The Invisible Man, And Much More Weirdness
Every year around Oscar season, the New York Times uses their amazing powers of old media and modern technology to convince a lot of very famous people to put on insane costumes, pose for elaborate photographs and videos, and put them online. This year the theme of their big spread is "Touch of Evil"
Two New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Images Show A Brooding Lisbeth Salander
By now you're probably very familiar with the image of Lisbeth Salander, the leather-wearing, pierced hacker who finds herself striking up an unlikely friendship with Blomkvist, a journalist assigned by a wealthy industrialist (Christopher Plummer) to investigate the murder of his niece Harriet 40 years earlier
Watch Rooney Mara Transform Into Lisbeth Salander On An iPad
I, personally, am looking forward to seeing and hearing Fincher’s own thoughts on his actress’s transformation in eventual behind-the-scenes featurettes that will come out with his Dragon Tattoo once its reaches home video. There’s plenty of material for Fincher and Mara to lean on – from the original novel to the Swedish film – and I’d like to know what they wanted to embrace (and what they chose to avoid) when building their version of the character.
Kathryn Bigelow Casts Jason Clarke In Her Osama Bin Laden Thriller
And who, according to Deadline, might join Clarke? While I’m not ready to count out Edgerton (who’d be ideal for a role based on his look alone), Bigelow reportedly is eyeing Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Rooney Mara and Edgerton’s Warrior co-star Tom Hardy for the film. That’s a mighty impressive wish list, though the site admits that scheduling could be an issue for a number of those castmembers.