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Rooney Mara will be the girl with the dragon tattoo

August 16, 2010 | 11:32 am

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Actress Rooney Mara will play Lisbeth Salander, the edgy heroine of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."  The wildly popular mystery has already been brought to the screen in Swedish; director David Fincher will begin filming an English language version next month.

The book is the first in the bestselling trilogy, followed by "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest." According to our sibling blog 24 Frames, Mara and Daniel Craig have signed on to costar in film adaptations of all three.

For Mara, born in 1985, her most high-profile role to date has been in the 2010 version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Daniel Craig's career took off when he portrayed another character from popular fiction: Ian Fleming's James Bond.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Rooney Mara in 2010's "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Credit: New Line Cinema


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