'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Rooney Mara: Can She Fill Those Big Dragon Tattoo Shoes?

Talk about pressure.

Rooney Mara has a lot to live up to in the U.S. movie adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Read on to find out what one of her Social Network costars had to say about Ms. Mara tackling Lisbeth…

“I’ve seen the original and I think Noomi Rapace did an amazing job, so she’s got some big shoes to fill,” says Brenda Song. “But I know Rooney can do it because she is an amazing actress. I think she’s going to shock everyone.”

Their Network director, David Fincher, is also directing Mara in Dragon Tattoo. “You just have to trust him,” Song said.

Earlier this week, Fincher explained to HitFix’s Drew McWeeny how the casting came about .”She’s smart and capable and works really hard,” he said. “She is ridiculously photogenic in a very interesting way—she can be plain or she can be exquisite in a matter of moments—and she’s a great listener. Lisbeth is a very tough role to cast—the audience needs to project into a mystery, so we need a mystery for them to fill.”

Back to Social Network for moment. As we all know, Justin Timberlake also stars in the movie. “When I first him,” Song recalls, “I was like, ‘Hi, Justin, I’m Brenda. I love you, but I was a Backstreet Boys fan.’ He said, ‘I don’t blame you.’ ”

Source: E Online

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