A 24-year-old unknown actress named Rooney Mara has been cast as the lead in the Hollywood remake of Swedish-hit The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Ellen Page were all tipped for the role of Lisbeth Salander, the spunky computer hacker who will help solve a cold case alongside investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, played by James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Mara’s contract also includes the option to cast her in two sequels of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The book has sold 27 million copies and was the first e-book to hit the million-sold mark.
Relative unknown wins coveted lead in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara beats out Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Ellen Page