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Originally posted 06/01/2011 11:15AM
Originally posted 01/12/2011 02:30PM
Whatever happened to sweet-faced, innocent Rooney Mara?
Well, she got tattooed. And pierced. And her hair dyed jet black and chopped. And handed a pack of cigarettes. All for her role in the upcoming blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
New photos of Mara, 25, as Lisbeth Salander, the title character in Hollywood's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel, are set to be published in February's W magazine, on newsstands Jan. 25 – and they put to rest any doubts that Mara might not look the part.
Originally posted 11/07/2010 08:00PM
When Noomi Rapace won the role of the gutsy Lisbeth Salander in Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films, she knew it would change her life. But not quite the way she expected.
"I thought everyone would hate me!" says Rapace, 30, who transformed herself into an androgynous, punky, chain-smoking computer hacker for the three Swedish movies. "The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they'd never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role."
To prepare, Rapace trained kick-boxing four times a week for seven months, dieted, got a motorcycle license, cut her hair and pierced herself a total of six times.
Her 7-year-old son – with Swedish actor Ola Rapace – was at first hesitant about his mom's new look. "For the first movie, he asked me, 'Mom, why do you want to look like a teenage boy?'" she says. "For the last movie, I shaved my head on both sides like a Mohawk. I brought him with me when I did it, because I didn't want to come home and look like Edward Scissorhands and scare him! He sat there and looked at me and said, 'Mom, why are you doing this?' After a while, he said, 'I think it looks good! I want a hairdo like that, too!' That's when I said, 'Stop!'"
Originally posted 10/01/2010 10:30AM
The casting continues: Christopher Plummer will join newcomer Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, already shooting in Sweden.
Perhaps best known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Plummer, 80, will play Dragon's Henrik Vanger, a retired CEO who hires Craig's character, Mikael Blomkvist, to find his missing niece, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed.
Originally posted 08/16/2010 02:15PM
The search for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is over – Rooney Mara has nabbed the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel.
Mara, who previously appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street and will next be seen in The Social Network with Justin Timberlake, will star alongside Daniel Craig in the film set to be released Dec. 21, 2011, Columbia Pictures announced Monday.
Robin Wright has reportedly been in talks to play Erika Berger, the lover of Craig's character, Mikael Blomkvist.
Originally posted 07/28/2010 03:10PM
With a director, producer and Daniel Craig already signed on, and even a release date penciled in, the Hollywood adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is now on the hunt for its leading lady.
But the highly coveted role of Lisbeth Salander, the punky math genius and computer hacker in Stieg Larsson's best-selling mystery novel, won't be going to a familiar face in Hollywood.
Natalie Portman, Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan were rumored to be front-runners – and PEOPLE.com readers voted for casting Kristen Stewart in the role. But, according to an Entertainment Weekly report, four relatively unknown actresses are actually up for the role. They are:
Originally posted 07/27/2010 08:25AM
From the well-tailored secret agent James Bond to the grubby journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Daniel Craig certainly has range.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that Craig, 42, has signed to play the lead in the American adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling mystery novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, to be released Dec. 21, 2011, and followed by two other movies based on Larsson's Millennium trilogy.
Filming will take place in Sweden, David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will direct, and Scott Rudin will produce. So far, no one has been cast in the role of Lisbeth Salander, though Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska and Rooney Mara have been mentioned.
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