First Official Look at Rooney Mara in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

January 12, 2011
Source: W Magazine

Rooney Mara

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:

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 1

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 2

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?

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  • Chazzy
    ewww gross!
    • John Doe
      • Chazzy
  • lego
    ya, definitely a little over the top imo.
  • fancy pants
    That's just wrong
  • jiji
    rapace looked waaaay better, this is just weird emo rapping bitch :scared:
    • Orange Soda
      they both look awful. what the hell does Fincher see in this book series???
      • John Doe
        But I think that's the whole point, isn't it?
  • Kakoarellano
    she looks hot... maybe im fucking crazy... but she does look good...
    • John Doe
      No, you're not crazy.
  • Kevin
    Yummy. I approve (although I think she needs more tats.
  • bbb
    i like the cover pic. i have much faith in fincher.
  • *grumble*
    The whole trilogy is supposed to highlight the injustice in objectifying women. ... So we cast a mediocre actor, doll her up in leather, and make her look as provocative and open-legged as possible. Great going, Hollywood.
    • SkaOreo
      So I take it you didn't bother watching the original films since they pretty much did the same thing. Look at that poster for the second film and try and tell me they didn't attempt to sexy her character up.
      • John Doe
        Thank you, Ska.
  • Luke
    There is no need for another adaptation of that book. The version that already exists is really great.
    • u mad brah?
      if by "great" you mean "awful", yeah, I agree. we don't need an adaptation of a shit book series.
      • RLC
        And you wouldn't know a great movie if it bit you in the ass.
      • Lmao
        you know you a stupid fuckin mutt? great does not equal "awful" thats you using an age ass old fucking saying that sounds fucking stupid, just like you
  • I really liked the original. Hope they don't fuck this up.
    • John Doe
      We can only hope.
  • Anonymous
    looks good.
  • Brandon
    Stupid Hollywood. World Cinema deserves wider screenings and less retarded remakes. This is going to be La Femme Nikita all over again. Way too soon and not needed.
    • Marc
      lol @ Dragon Tattoo representing world cinema.
  • carrollad
    these pictures are, what i believe to be, the first in a long line of disappointments leading up to the release.
    • John Doe
      Ah come on, man. Give it a chance, at least.
    • Sigg
      fuck you idiot
  • Jedi723
    Noomi Rapace ftw.
  • SkaOreo
    It's funny how easy people tend to forget the amount of talent behind this simply because it's a "remake." Who cares. It's got Fincher behind this, it's going to be fine. Besides, the original film isn't that great of a film to begin with. It suffers from being a poorly paced thriller that doesn't even get remotely interesting until the second hour of the film. The first hour is merely the main character staring at a computer, and Rapace's entire subplot revolves around rape. I have faith that Fincher will be able to turn a decent thriller into a great one.
  • Vshtabnoy
    she looks kind of like Winona Ryder on the cover. She looks hot getting tattooed. I saw the original movie and thought it was bad. I know Fincher will do it justice
    • Niggaplease
      maybe cause you have no brain for that type of film. Stay away from Fincher's take too
  • too emo
    • Anonymous
      you sure you know what an emo is? she's more of a punk-goth.
  • ESR1992
  • ESR1992
  • Loser
    Interesting that everyone seems to judge those pictures on if she is sexy or not or beautiful or not... Wonder if anyone thought more than just about beauty or sexiness? Is there anyone who thinks longer than his pecker here? maybe perhaps content... No that is too highbrow must go back tobeing just a stupid man who only objectifies women.
    • Why are you on the internet?
  • i have no name
    I think David Fincher will do a great job with the remake...although a remake this early is unnecessary. The original film was great the sequel was good haven't seen 'Kicked the hornets nest' yet. Il watch it though from these photos you can't tell much but, I have a feeling Rooney Mara will pull it off haven't seen much of her besides social network. SO I AM IN!
    • John Doe
      "...the sequel was good..."?! I pretty much agree with everything else you said except that. I didn't think that sequel was good at all.
      • overwatch
        holy shit a disagreement, first time that's every happened.
  • jtmoney
    That has to be one of the worst characters I have ever seen. Also I read some of the "hacking" in the book. What a joke!
  • Cruzer
    Looks good. Trailer please!
  • Anonymous
    Now I have to google a "normal" picture of Rooney Mara, because I can't remember for the live of me what she usually looks like.
  • I liked the books, hated the movies. Don't have much hope for remake =/
  • Anonymous
    She kinda reminds me of Tank Girl actress Lorri Petty, But with Dark hair instead of blond. I think she looks pretty good, goth but not emo.
  • Friend of a friend
    Bunch of jackasses judging a tiny photo. The internet is so cool. Too bad you'd all drop your pants and fuck the shit out of her, if she ever offered.
    • Cruzer
    • true
      a man who understands.
  • ESR1992
  • Hj
    Why is it that it is always the girls with no curves that are the ones who always want to show imaginary things???? Close your jacket please!!!
  • FatBaby
    I could swear that I read Natalie Portman was going to be playing this role. Thought I read it on this website about a month ago. If so, what happened to that?
  • DoomCanoe
    PSSHHH!!! shes a babe id hit that like a baby seal then go get tested
  • Cool movie!  All series are perfect.




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