Rooney Mara Heading to 'Brooklyn' from Producers of 'An Education'
Since her small but star-making turn as Erica in Fincher's The Social Network, Rooney Mara has been making some great career choices. She worked with Fincher again in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and has since worked with heavy hitters like Terrence Malick and Steven Soderbergh. Now in addition to replacing Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze's new film, THR reports she'll take the lead in an adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel, Brooklyn. Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) is writing the script, and reteaming with the producers of An Education (which he also wrote) for this film.
Mara will play a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the American who wins her heart in this period piece set in the 1950s. Filming begins in Spring of 2013, so Mara fans will have to wait until Malick's next movie, once called Lawless, until that LaBeouf/Hardy project took the title with Malick's permission, arrives in theaters. Of course, the film doesn't have a director yet, so stay tuned as more info becomes available. I have yet to see David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but hopefully Mara can carry a period drama like this as well as she led the Stieg Larsson adaptation.