Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo held their breath on Wednesday when it was reported that the upcoming Hollywood film adaptation — currently in production in Sweden — had to shut down after star Rooney Mara injured her shoulder. Sony quickly shot down the rumors, saying that the new Lisbeth Salander is fine.
Now director David Fincher is also speaking up to assure fans that all is well: “It’s total bulls—,” he told EW this morning in NYC, where he’s promoting the world premiere of his new film The Social Network at the New York Film Festival. “She’s alive and well,” he confirms. “We don’t even shoot with her until October.”
Fincher also said that leaked photos appearing to show Mara in full Salander garb aren’t the real deal, either. “There have been no photos of her in costume,” he says. “There have only been photos of her learning to ride a Harley 350.”
So breathe easy, Dragon lovers: Salander will ride another day.