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The rising star followed up her breakout role in The Social Network by chopping off her long locks, bleaching her eyebrows and undergoing several body piercings to portrayThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. “I didn’t even have pierced ears,” Mara told W of her startling transformation. “They put four holes in each ear, and, weirdly, that hurt the most.”

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Rooney Mara to star in “Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes”

Rooney Mara has signed on for her first project since landing the most coveted role of the past several years, Lisbeth Salander for David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. The Playlist reports that Mara will reunite with another former director, Francesca Gregorini of “Tanner Hall”, for “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes”.

Mara will play a troubled young woman who becomes obsessed with her new neighbor that looks uncannily like the girl’s dead mother. Playlist also reports that rumors that had linked Rachel Weisz to a role in the film, presumably the neighbor, have been shot down her the actress’s reps. Gregorini and Mara have long talked about working together again and it appears they will finally get to as “Emanuel” gears up for a summer shoot. Their film “Tanner Hall”, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival all the way back in 2009, might finally see the inside of a movie theater this year as new distrubition company Anchor Bay plans to release it late 2011 to coincide with Mara’s “Dragon Tattoo” release. Continue reading Rooney Mara to star in “Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes”

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Rooney Mara busted her butt during a workout in LA yesterday, and it looks like the starlet is serious about nailing the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

After chopping off her hair and revealing her startling transformation in W mag last month, the actress has started shooting scenes for the film, which also stars Daniel Craig and Robin Wright.

Click after the jump to see what A-list television actor thinks Ms. Mara is “going to be the biggest movie star of her generation”!

That would be Alec Baldwin! The 30 Rock star recently praised Mara when Access Hollywood interviewed him at a press event.


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David Fincher Gets The Girl

The darkly obsessive director of Fight Club and The Social Network takes on the biggest franchise since Harry Potter­—The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. An exclusive first look from the set of the year’s most anticipated film.

On a dark, icy afternoon in late November, director David Fincher was in a photo studio in Stockholm adjusting blood. The blood, which was of course fake, covered the hands of a young actress named Rooney Mara, but to Fincher’s mind, which is prone to reimagining reality in cinematic terms, the bloody hands belonged to Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Salander—an androgynous, bisexual computer hacker with multiple piercings and a distinctive tattoo on her back—is the complicated star of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” series, a trio of novels that have sold more than 50 million (and counting) copies worldwide. Larsson described Salander in opposites: slender but tough, “spidery” but elegant. Fincher, who is directing the American movie version of the first book in the series, has taken that gamine, biker-chick, downtown-girl template and tweaked it. Now she’s his.

The transformation began with the hair. Mara’s long brown mane was dyed black and cut in a series of jagged points that looked as if she had chopped it herself with a dull razor. The bangs were cropped very short and uneven, and the rest of the hair was layered into an extended shag. The final result was a mash-up of brazen Seventies punk and spooky Eighties goth with a dash of S&M temptress. That look, which could also describe Salander’s nature, was echoed in her wardrobe—a collection of ripped stockings, low garter belts, skintight leather, and heavy-soled boots. In all the angry, attractive darkness, Mara, who is 25, lithe, and petite, radiated an intriguing mix of menace and vulnerability. Fincher’s Lisbeth Salander, as channeled by Mara, is unique—a brilliant but childlike avenging angel with an understanding and an appreciation of violence. In essence, she’s a lot like her creator, David Fincher.

“I think we need more blood,” Fincher said as he stared at Mara’s outstretched hands. Fincher, who is tall and looks like an outdoorsy grad student, was dressed in jeans and winter hiking fleece to combat the chill. Like all great directors, he has a God complex, a need to create people and worlds. Those fully realized realms (which masquerade as movies) are intricate, built to exacting standards, and replete with highly developed personalities that particularly intrigue Fincher. In such films as Se7enFight Club, and Zodiac, Fincher masterminded parallel universes filled with violence, decay, and obsession. In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which he characterizes as “a grand romance about death,” he invented a land where a man aged backward. And more recently, in The Social Network, Fincher took a “true” story about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook and transformed it into a multilayered microcosm of great ambition and lost friendship—a parable, like most of Fincher’s films, about America and the times in which we live. Read more here

Source: W Magazine