2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was certainly not a bomb by any stretch of the imagination. However, considering all of the hype that surrounded the American film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's red-hot literary phenomenon, its end result was more tepid than anything else. This has lead to the ever-dragging path to any possible chance of the second book, The Girl Who Played With Fire, being adapted, and that film's potential star, Rooney Mara, is eager to get back into the world of Lisbeth Salander. However, even she knows that it's probably not happening, and she's officially given up hope that it will.
ScreenDaily caught up with the Academy Award nominated actor, who currently has a couple of films buzzing after their Toronto International Film Festival debut. While Mara's career has only grown and flourished since her stint in David Fincher's care, she's still pretty down about the chances of re-teaming for Lisbeth's further adventures. In fact, Rooney Mara was pretty point blank with her feelings, as she said the following when asked if she'd return for The Girl Who Played With Fire:
Yes, I'm still open to it but I'm not holding out hope any more.
In the years since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's somewhat underwhelming release, Rooney Mara certainly hasn't been hurting for awesome opportunities. With triumphs like Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Her and her most recent award nominated performance in Carol, as well as the occasional miss such as last year's flop Pan, Mara's resume is an extremely diverse animal. However, we're not surprised that her role as the vengeful hacker-turned-sleuth Lisbeth Salander still has some sort of hold on her. It only takes another look at the trailer that entranced the internet five years ago to see why.
Are we disappointed that The Girl Who Played With Fire isn't coming any time soon? To be perfectly honest, it's been so long since we've seen the first film that we're not entirely sure. What does disappoint us is the fact that Rooney Mara has lost hope in a project she actually looks forward to. Still, with the work she's turned in through the years between now and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, we're certainly not disappointed in what we've seen of her.
You'll be able to see quite a bit of Rooney Mara, as she has Una, The Secret Scripture and Lion all awaiting release in the coming months.