Five More Photos of Rooney Mara in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

January 13, 2011

Rooney Mara

Yesterday we got our first look at Rooney Mara as the tough Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first installment of the popular Millennium Trilogy. Though there were only a couple pictures, and she didn't seem to be in full costume, we got a pretty good idea of Mara's transformation into the role. Now we have even more pictures that show the young actress in full wardrobe with more tattoos, piercings and a full-on mohawk. These are considerably more impressive than yesterday's unveiling, and may change the minds of some naysayers who weren't pleased. Check out the new pics below!

Here are the new pictures courtesy of W magazine (click for slightly larger versions):

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 1Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 2

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 3

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 4Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander 5

Seeing Mara with even more of the wardrobe and signature hair-style of Lisbeth Salander, these pictures much better illustrate the complete transformation that this cute actress is making for this big role. However, no matter how popular the book franchise, audiences who aren't familiar with the series probably won't be interested in a protagonist who looks like she just walked out of a Hot Topic. That's not to say I have anything against this gothic-punk kind of style, but plenty of average movie-goers will simply be turned off by her appearance. I have no doubt Fincher will deliver a quality adaptation, but it will definitely have an uphill battle to win over a large audience. What do you think?

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Reader Feedback - 34 Comments


Sorry, still not impressed.

Jedi on Jan 13, 2011


Her transformation seems forced and overdone.

moon on Jan 13, 2011


The first pic is the best one.

FB on Jan 13, 2011


She's to gothic.

Ken7eleven on Jan 13, 2011


what was she in the original movies?

Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011


the first three pics are great, but the last two seem very unnecessary...don't get me wrong Mara is pretty but they seem outta place.

Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011


I do agree about the profile shot and the pic with the motorcycle. They are much better photos than any of the others. Her eye makeup in the pic with the cigarette reminds me too much of Darryl Hannah in Blade Runner though.

Jedi on Jan 13, 2011


that is Hannah's looks for sure. I think we all need a trailer.

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Noomi Rapace was so much better. This is way too OVERDONE... Why can't they just leave these films alone? They don't need and American version, the Sweedish ones are great as they are. And if English audiences can't take subtitles, then they shouldn't be in the theaters in the first place.

Zen on Jan 13, 2011


the original was so off from the book

Vshtabnoy on Jan 14, 2011


the swedish film was a disgrace to the book..

Thejorgasm on Jan 14, 2011


i would be turned off but i haven't been let down in a while by Ethan's suggestions of movies so i will try to check this out when it comes

Jericho on Jan 13, 2011


Well, it -is- David Fincher taking on this movie. Everybody (me included) was all "Lol, Facebook movie!!!" at first, and look how that turned out. Amazing! So, your chances are pretty good. 😉

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Seems too stylized. The original actress/character was realistic. This seems like a promotional add for a clothing company using a professional model. But we'll see. It is David Fincher after all.

Phontsolo on Jan 13, 2011


it kind of is, this is for a magazine shoot, these arent pictures for the movie

rick on Jan 14, 2011


I'm just going to add that this was for a magazine shoot, so of course it's going to be all over the place.

fem!anon on Jan 13, 2011


As long as she has a mad Chinese dragon on her back, I'm not complaining. The tattoo of the Swedish flick was just disappointing. Not even close what I've imagined from the books...

Max on Jan 13, 2011


Those last two pics are realllllly scary. I got douche chills just looking at them. Reminds me of all those 16 year old girls who shop at hot topic and desperately want to fit in.

Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011


I thought they shop at HT to looks different from the crowd?

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


I don't want to get too into the mind of a ht shopper, but it's usually kids who won't fit in with the normal crowd so they pretend to be non-conformist while, in reality, their just conforming to another group's standards who, like them, don't fit in with the normal crowd. Eventually they give it all up when they have to look for a job. (Or they just work at ht).

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


good point.

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Who are any of us to say what is "normal". There are folks who play the game, and others who don't.

Regalquantum on Jan 14, 2011


True. I don't view "normal" as better. I'm far from normal myself. But there are people who do things naturally, which I have no problems with, and then there are those who strain to adhere to a certain look. So far, judging by these pictures, Rooney falls into the latter. I'm judging the photographs. Who knows how she will look in the movie. So I'm willing to wait.

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Its so sad how people waste their time bitching.

i have no name on Jan 13, 2011


Maybe it's just me, but I don't remember Salander looking like a crack addict in the original movie. She wasn't wearing as much eye make-up and actually had somewhat of a tan. Also, more meat on her bones. This is a bit over the top, imo.

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Read the books. She's supposed to weigh 90 lbs. and look like a freak. I think they did a great job capturing her as she is described.

Kevin on Jan 14, 2011


Ok, I guess in that case they nailed the look. I still wanna force feed her, though. =P

Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011


Love it... wish she was real. Smoking hot.

Kevin on Jan 14, 2011


anybody who read the book knows that Naomi Roopace was miscast as Salander and her take on it was too soft. Just about every character was miscast in the Swedish film...this is how she is supposed to look. Fincher is brilliant

Vshtabnoy on Jan 14, 2011


I don't really like the "read the books" excuse for people saying that the actors in the original film was miscast, since the only real image people would get from reading the books is the one that their own mind creates. I don't think it's possible to please everybody when it comes to literary adaptations. That said, I kind of, sort of, like the first two pictures. I absolutely HATE the rest.

Sean Kelly on Jan 14, 2011


My kind of woman!

Cruzer on Jan 14, 2011


Is that.....Daniel Plano?

Voice of Reason on Jan 14, 2011


ewww, there was no need for a remake y not just make something new you weak ass movie makers, maybe a porno with that odd broad might get you more appeal

DaftPUNKfan on Jan 14, 2011


I think its very brave for rooney mara too take up such a different role from her rest and she's alot closer to lisbeth's character in the books than the swedish version (from what i've seen so far) although the swedish ones were nice as there were more realistic people with a bit more weight with there imprefections. But thats not the point we don't go to the cinema for reality , we go for our imagination to be filled with numerous of bizzare ideas :)I think the new films will be fresh and i deeper depth .

Carly on Aug 8, 2011

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