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 stardomâ€¦
Her name is Rooney Mara. Her resume is very small, but itâ€™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 wasnâ€™t until the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street in 2010 that she was actually the lead in a film. But that wasnâ€™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.