First Official Look at Rooney Mara in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
Back in August we found out that Social Network star Rooney Mara had snagged the lead role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first installment of the popular Millennium Trilogy. If there were any doubts that Mara would fit into the tough female lead role, almost all of those doubts should be removed as W magazine (via JoBlo) has delivered the first two photos of Mara decked out in Salander's trademark short, pitch-black haircut, leather jacket, and tattoos. Looking simultaneously sexy and kick-ass, I'm definitely interested to see what Mara does with this. Photos below!
Here's our first look at Rooney Mara as the dark, goth Lisbeth Salander courtesy of W magazine:
The character is described as "a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock. The vulnerable victim turned vigilante; a willfully antisocial girl." It looks like they nailed that if the above pictures are any indication. And if you feel silly for being skeptical, Mara herself wasn't sure she was right for the part. The actress explains, "before I read the book, I didn't think I could do it. I locked myself in a room for a week and read all three books, and decided I really wanted to be Lisbeth. But I thought I had no shot at it.” How about them apples? For more on Mara and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, head to W magazine's website.
What do you think of Mara as Lisbeth Salander? How does she compare to Noomi Rapace?