Rooney Mara in for Carey Mulligan in New Untitled Spike Jonze Film

April 25, 2012
Source: Variety

Rooney Mara

Last year we heard Carey Mulligan was going to work with director Spike Jonze for her first time in a gestating untitled film that had been described as a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the big events that will take place in the world, from oil price fluctuation to wars that will be waged. However, now both of those details have been proven to be completely different. Variety reports that not only is the untitled film actually about a man who falls in love with the voice of a computer, not unlike iPhone's Siri, but Rooney Mara will replace Mulligan as scheduling conflicts made her unable to commit.

Joining Mara will be Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role and Amy Adams and Samantha Morton (who already worked with Jonze in Synecdoche, New York) in supporting roles. As of now it's not clear what role The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is taking, and many of the other details on the project are being kept under tight wraps. Mara will shoot the film after finishing work on Steven Soderbergh's The Bitter Pill, and it will actually be Jonze first time behind the camera for a feature film since his adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are in 2009, a triumph for hipsters and kids who will grow up to be hipsters. Thoughts?

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what a turn of events to go from nightmare on elm st. remake  to go work with Fincher x2 Malick Soderbergh now Jonze

HG2012 on Apr 25, 2012


Love Rooney Mara! Can't wait to see new movies with her ūüôā

Davide Coppola on Apr 25, 2012


I'm happy Mara is getting her time to shine, she is a fantastic actress and has proven herself. Can wait for Fincher and Mara to team up again with Played with Fire...and hopefully Hornet's nest. Jonze and Mara will be a great pairing.

Xerxexx on Apr 25, 2012


Are the other two films in the Millennium trilogy guaranteed to get made?  Just curious because I don't think the first one performed very well at the box office, but I may be wrong.

peloquin on Apr 25, 2012


You're not wrong. Who knows what will happen at this point, but it's looking unlikely that Fincher will return.

fkijf on Apr 25, 2012


 Who knows...I want Fincher to return, Mara is passionate about the role and it was obvious she enjoyed the part as Lisbeth Salander. Both Craig and Mara are under contract for the sequel. Sony wants to film the last two back to back...the only doubt is Fincher's involvement. I'm sure someone else could easily take the reigns, but Fincher did a fantastic job.

Xerxexx on Apr 25, 2012


Well, I meant who knows if a sequel will even be made. I think the last time there was any talk in the trades about sequels was early January. They said that despite the way things looked, they still expected to reach a worldwide total of $300 million, "and that's a really good number." So yeah, who knows?

fkijf on Apr 25, 2012


And by "they" I mean the studio.

fkijf on Apr 25, 2012


 All we can do is cross are fingers.

Xerxexx on Apr 25, 2012


Seems like cinematic history repeats itself once again.  I remember when Joaquin Phoenix replaced Jeremy Renner in P.T. Anderson's the Master.  Why... a scheduling conflict.   Just like Carey Mulligan and Rooney Mara.  BTW off topic.  What kind of first name is Rooney?  Just curious that's all. 

mugwort2 on Apr 25, 2012


Better than Apple or Blue Ivy. I think her name is pretty.

Xerxexx on Apr 25, 2012


I just thought of Mickey Rooney when I first heard it.  Yes I know he was born Joe Jule Jr.   It is certainly better than Rose Bush

mugwort2 on Apr 25, 2012


 I did too, if we're being honest.

Xerxexx on Apr 25, 2012


 Her full name is Patricia Rooney Mara.

let me butt in :) on Apr 25, 2012


 Thanks for your info re: the actresses full name

mugwort2 on Apr 25, 2012


Definitely & obviously & exactly this Oscar must deliver to roony Mara for girl with dragon tatoo but another political decision from academy and Margaret thatcher tin lady wins! This scrip wright exactly for her and this time she win that Oscar

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 26, 2012

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