And The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is…

The much-anticipated results are finally in. The race to cast Lisbeth Sanders in the upcoming American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has sent Hollywood into a frenzy but finally an unknown (which is perfect for the role) has won the job. She can definitely expect overnight stardom…

Her name is Rooney Mara. Her resume is very small, but it’s safe to say if she blows us away as the rebellious Sanders, her IMDB page will be as full as any other A-list movie star in Hollywood.

Mara, early in her career, had smaller roles on various television shows and films. It wasn’t until the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street in 2010 that she was actually the lead in a film. But that wasn’t too long ago and since then she has definitely caught the attention of David Fincher. Fincher cast Mara in his upcoming highly-anticipated Facebook movie, The Social Network. And she must have been highly-impressive to the fantastic director because he is directing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The movie will be released December 21, 2011 and it is destined to be a trilogy considering there are three books in the franchise. Mara is on her way to being an overnight success story and a mainstay in the movie business. We will definitely see more of her in the near future.