I have uploaded new candids photos of Rooney Mara shopping at H&M.
- (x009) Candids in 2010: Shopping at H & M
I have uploaded new candids photos of Rooney Mara shopping at H&M.
Alexandra Daddario keeps it simple and chic as she arrives at the Grand Opening of the Esquire House LA With International Medical Corps Benefit in Los Angeles on Friday night (October 15).
The 24-year-old actress will next be seen in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a young Harriet Vanger. The older version is played by Joely Richardson. Do you think they look alike?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is about journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is hired by a grieving man to find his niece Harriet, who disappeared years ago. Mikael is aided by Lisbeth Salander, played by Rooney Mara.
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As far as Rooney Mara, Fincher has said he was looking for an actress that could scare him. You can see in this movie why she could — what did you see in her?
EISENBERG: She’s incredible, and she’s very difficult to impress — and I spent a few days trying to! That’s part of what made her perfect for Erica, as well. She’s sitting with the smartest guy in the world and she doesn’t appreciate what’s sitting across from her.
SORKIN: I was around when David fought for her for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which they’re shooting right now — that’s why David’s not here. Every actress that would come to mind wanted the part, people with higher profiles than Rooney has right now — though Rooney’s profile is about to change considerably. But David knew what he wanted, and damn the torpedoes.
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“I have an attraction to playing complex characters, and they don’t come around that often, especially for women.”
Rooney Mara shares this piece of info from the set of her next film in Sweden. The film, of course, is “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling posthumous book. And her role is the much-hyped lead: Lisbeth Salander.
Clearly, Mara has struck “complex character” gold. The twentysomething Salander is a world-worn, tough-as-nails computer hacker. She has crude oil-colored hair, a plethora of piercings and a short fuse of a temper. As a child, she was beaten by her father, and only later did she enact her revenge.
Outside of the book (the first in a trilogy), the character of Salander has been interpreted by a Swedish film adaptation of “Dragon Tattoo,” which made its Stateside debut earlier this year. But Mara is quick to set this upcoming version apart from the previous film.
“I don’t categorize it as a remake,” she says. “We are making our interpretation of Stieg Larsson’s book. I don’t plan on ‘borrowing’ anything. I plan on giving my interpretation of the character.”
When it was announced that Mara would be playing Salander, there was some skepticism. At the time, Mara was a relative unknown. That was only two months ago.
It’s amazing how quickly things change in this industry. Mara recently appeared in the Fincher-directed “The Social Network.” Her character kicks off the film by breaking up with Mark Zuckerberg, appearing sporadically throughout, sometimes simply as a Facebook page. Her screen time was brief, but found Mara flawlessly chewing Aaron Sorkin’s savory dialogue.
Mara certainly had a strong track record prior to “The Social Network.” She appeared in “Youth in Revolt,” “Tanner Hall,” and this year’s reboot of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise. Her work on indies “Dare” and “The Winning Season,” both premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, earned her a spot on Filmmaker’s list of “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
“She has depth and wisdom beyond her years,” says Tanner Hall director Francesca Gregorini. “She has so much going on behind her eyes.”
“The Social Network” is clearly a boost in Mara’s profile — others can notice what Gregorini knew all along — and marks a turning point in her career.
Says the actress: “After ‘The Social Network,’ I was re-inspired to give it my all.”
LUCKY BREAK: “The Social Network”
FAVORITE FILMS: “Can I only pick one?”
THE CAREER I’D LIKE TO EMULATE: “Daniel Day-Lewis. Though I don’t think that’s humanly possible.”
Disney’s “Secretariat” may not prove a hopeless nag, but it certainly wasn’t a quick-starting thoroughbred in its domestic debut as a sturdy rival ended up in the winner’s circle after a lackluster box-office derby.
Sony’s “The Social Network” fell a modest 31% in its second outing to nab the weekend laurels, with a $15.5 million performance yielding $46.1 million in cumulative coin and bolstering hopes of a leggy run by the critically lauded legal drama. Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy “Life as We Know It” — starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as a couple contrived via involuntary parenthood — adopted an estimated $14.6 million to place second in its opening frame, while “Secretariat” was third with $12.6 million.
Whether that puts the high profile horse-racing drama in the money is another matter.
“Secretariat” was produced for just $32 million, but as a major movie release it also carries hefty marketing expenses. Disney wouldn’t disclose the costs of its campaign, though a studio insider put marketing outlays at $30 million-$35 million, or notably below the Hollywood norm.
In many cases, a movie reaches the break-even point once its U.S. and Canadian box office matches production costs. If it fetches a similar sum abroad, that equates to exhibitors’ split of receipts, while ancillary revenue from home entertainment and TV distribution can be viewed as a means of recouping marketing expenses.
Picture profitability aside, Disney needs a decent theatrical ride with “Secretariat” to salvage corporate pride. So execs now will look to the next couple of weekends to pad the film’s poor opening stake.
The Burbank studio hasn’t had much recent luck at the multiplexes, except for summer’s Pixar-produced “Toy Story 3.” Disney will screen the 3D animated family-fantasy “Tangled” for exhibitors attending the annual ShowEast confab in Orlando on Monday night.
Directed by Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers”), “Secretariat” stars Diane Lane as the 1973 Triple Crown winner’s middle-aged owner Penny Chenery. Opening audiences were comprised 65% of couples, while females represented 54% of the PG pic’s support, and 60% of patrons were aged 35 or older.
“The people who have seen it loved it,” Disney distribution boss Chuck Viane said. “So we’re going to hope that it will have legs.”
“Secretariat” lagged its historical comparison in its first frame. Universal’s 2003 racing drama “Seabiscuit” debuted with $20.9 million and grossed $120 million overall domestically.
Rated PG-13 and helmed by Greg Berlanti (“The Broken Hearst Club”), “Life” was produced for an estimated $35 million and was co-financed by Village Roadshow.
Its opening audiences skewed 68% female, with 70% of patrons aged 25 or older.
“We had a nice weekend,” Warners exec vp distribution Jeff Goldstein said.
Two other movies opened wide during the weekend to dismal results.
Rogue Pictures’ Wes Craven-penned and –helmed 3D horror pic “My Soul to Take” took fifth place on the frame, scaring up just $6.9 million despite premium ticket prices in more than 1,900 locations playing the R-rated pic in 3D. Its 3D venues contributed a whopping 86% of opening grosses.
Universal distributed Stateside and Alliance in Canada, attracting audiences comprised 54% of females and 52% of moviegoers aged 25 or older. “Soul” was produced for an estimated $25 million.
Also, Uni’s specialty division Focus Features unspooled “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” — a dramatic comedy rated PG-13 and starring Zach Galifianakis — in a barely wide 742 theaters and grossed $2 million, or a disappointing $2,712 per venue. Support came 54% from females and skewed 52% to patrons under age 25.
Collectively, the pre-Columbus Day weekend’s top 10 movies rang up $77.3 million, or almost 17% less than top performers in a comparable frame last year, Rentrak said. (Though a federal holiday, Columbus Day isn’t considered part of the box-office weekend, which remains a three-day session.)
Among the weekend’s limited bows, Overture unspooled “Stone” — a dramatic thriller starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich — in four New York locations and two in L.A. and grossed $73,000, or a solid $12,167 per site. The R-rated pic represents the last Overture release before its operations are swept up into Relativity branding.
Sony Pictures Classics bowed the Stephen Frears-directed “Tamara Drewe,” an R-rated comedy starring Gemma Arterton, in two locations in New York and two in L.A and grossed $19,282, or an acceptable $4,820 per site.
The always-prolific specialty distributor also debuted financial-crisis documentary “Inside Job” in a pair of New York theaters to gross $42,017, or an auspicious $21,008 per venue.
The Weinstein Co. opened “Nowhere Boy,” a biopic about John Lennon’s boyhood days, with $56,065 from four playdates. That represented a tuneful $14,016 per engagement.
Looking ahead, two pics open wide on Friday – Paramount’s youth-seeking 3D threequel “Jackass 3D” and Summit Entertainment’s adult-targeting action comedy “Red.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
I have uploaded new filming photos of Rooney Mara leaves a van when shooting scenes for the movie ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘ at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden, October 9, 2010. Huge thanks to Dunda for the headup!
Rooney Mara is quickly proving she is indeed the right girl for the part.
The actress is already submersing herself in the role of tortured, but extremely bright Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
A source close to the production tells E! News that Mara, who was not injured on the film’s Swedish set as was rumored last month, has begun to transform into her character by not only cutting her long brown hair super-short and dying it black, but has also gotten a few piercings as well.
What’s more, Mara has been doing “hours and hours of Pilates and Bar Method” workouts since Salander is described in the book as looking anorexic.
And, naturally, she’s even learning how to ride a motorcycle.
“It is a custom bike built just for the film,” says our source, adding that it was custom-made because they could not find one that was detailed in the book.
Mara’s rep has not responded to E! News’ request for comment.
“She’s an incredibly talented actress, who is more than capable of this role,” insists the source. “Obviously, she is in the best of hands with [David] Fincher directing her.”
Still, there’s one thing we’re dying to know: whether or not she’ll get a real tattoo.
Source: E Online
Director David Fincher wants his version of Stieg Larsson’s books to catch Sweden.
– I hope I can find an atmosphere reminiscent of “Chinatown”.
David Fincher is a superstar in Hollywood. He has previously made such as “Seven” and “Fight Club”, and may currently very positive reviews for his film “The social network”, the story of the young men who started up.
It is to talk about the film – which goes up in Sweden on 22 October – as he hits a few journalists.
But since he is currently also engaged in directing the first American film by Stieg Larsson “Millennium” trilogy, he also speaks about it – but says a bit ironic:
– I’ve just started with it. I have not had time to figure out some cliché answers yet to use when I asked about it.
Videotaping has already started, but first this week is production in high gear with filming on the streets around Stockholm.
David Fincher says that it is definitely not about a remake of the Swedish film.
– There is absolutely no reason to do this. Steve Zaillian has written the new screenplay, and he has been based on the book and made their own version. Sure, there are scenes that will resemble them in the Swedish film, but it is the book that we are filming.
He talks a lot about “Swedish Noir”, and says that his movie also atmospherically will differ from the Swedish.
– It was very effectively done in an American way. I’m looking to try to catch Sweden. I hope I can find an atmosphere reminiscent of “Chinatown”.
Roman Polanski directed the noir classic from 1974 with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in the lead roles.
When the TT spectra ask when shooting starts for real, and when Daniel Craig coming into play in the role of Mikael Blomkvist, Fincher just smiles and does not respond.
Will there be one, or will the three Millennium Films?
David Fincher laughs loudly and says.
– We’ll see. If the first is not good, it’s no use to do more.
However, he with a few new names added to the actress list where we have been told Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright and Christopher Plummer.
– Let’s see. Joely Richardson is with. And Steven Berkoff. And David Dencik.
David Finchers “The girl with the dragon tattoo” will premiere in autumn 2011.
A curious box-office creature, Sony’s “The Social Network”appears more tortoise than hare.
The David Fincher-helmed drama about the creation of Facebook posted an estimated $23 million to top the domestic box office during the weekend. Yet the “Social” launch fell in the lower end of projections, despite showing broad demographic bandwidth.
Prerelease interest in the PG-13 pic was keenest among younger males, even though dramas tend to play older. But as things turned out, opening audiences for “Social” were comprised 53% of females, with 55% of patrons aged 25 or older.
The older-skewing profile could be good news for the film’s longer-term prospects. Such pics often show sturdy legs, and dramas also tend to stretch grosses over a longer play period.
“It’s playing very broadly, and this is a terrific start,” Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said. “This is a movie you can’t walk down the street without hearing people talking about it, and the film should permeate in the public consciousness for weeks to come for young and old alike.”
“Social” stars Jesse Eisenberg (“Zombieland”) as youthful Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, with Andrew Garfield (“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”) portraying his onetime best friend and business partner and Justin Timberlake cast as Napster creator Sean Parker. Rooney Mara — recently tapped to star in the American remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” — plays Zuckerberg’s college girlfriend.
Produced for less than $40 million, “Social” will seek to build on its solid early start, bolstered by gathering kudos-season buzz. Almost unanimously positive reviews clearly helped to broaden the film’s bow, while non-traditional marketing included a promo page on Facebook-rival MySpace in tacit acknowledgment of the movie’s withering portrayal of Zuckerberg.
“For an adult drama, this is a terrific opening,” Bruer said. “It’s not going to open like a romantic comedy or an action adventure, but it’s going to stay around longer.”
Elsewhere among the top rankings, the 3D family adventure “Legend of the Guardian: Owls of Ga’Hoole,” from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, dipped just 33% from its week-earlier opening for a surprisingly strong $10.9 million in the silver-medal position and $30 million in cumulative coin. Fox’s Michael Douglas starrer “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” declined 47% to fetch $10.1 million in third place in its second weekend with a $35.9 million cume, while the Warners/Legendary heist thriller “The Town” finished fourth with $10 million and a $64.3 million cume through three frames.
Two other new wide releases settled for modest debuts: Paramount Vantage’s demonic-possession pic “Case 39” fetched $5.4 million in seventh place, and Overture’s vampire thriller “Let Me In” grabbed $5.3 million in eighth.
Collectively, the weekend top 10 registered $83.8 million, or 7% less than top performers in the same frame last year, Rentrak said.
In a limited bow, MPI/Vitagraph’s unrated horror pic “Hatchet II” grossed $68,000 from 68 playdates for a bloodless $912 per engagement.
Fox Searchlight’s dramatic thriller “Never Let Me Go” — starring “Social’s” Garfield and “Money’s” Carey Mulligan — added 17 theaters for a total 43 to ring up $188,497. That represented an acceptable $4,384 per venue and pushed pic cume to $725,816.
Sony Pictures Classics expanded Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger” by 23 playdates for a total 29 to gross $232,424, or a solid $8,015 per engagement. “Stranger” cume climbed to $518,909.
“Case 39” stars Renee Zellweger as a social worker trying to help a mysterious young girl. Co-stars include Bradley Cooper, with German helmer Christian Alvart (“Antibodies”) directing.
Opening audiences for the R-rated pic skewed 53% female, with 55% of patrons aged 25 or older.
Produced for an estimated $27 million, “Case 39” has rung up $17 million in foreign box office since bowing abroad last year.
Helmed by Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”), “Let Me In” stars Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins and Kodi Smit-McPhee and is based on the 2008 Swedish horror film “Let the Right One In.” The R-rated film drew audiences comprised 53% of females, with 50% of patrons under age 25.
Its production costs totaled less than $20 million, with Hammer Films co-producing.
Looking ahead, three movies open wide on Friday, including yet another horror movie — Wes Craven’s “My Soul to Take” from Universal and Rogue. Also bowing wide: Disney’s sports drama “Secretariat” and Warners’ dramatic comedy “Life As We Know It.”
Disney’s 804 sneak previews on Saturday of “Secretariat” played to 59% capacity audiences comprised 55% of patrons aged 35 or older. Warners’ 811 sneaks of “Life” the same night drew similar results, with 60% capacity audiences and half its support from moviegoers aged 30 or older.
Source: Hollywood Reporter