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Rooney Mara joins 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', which stars Daniel Craig

08/16/2010 by Corinne Heller

Rooney Mara joins 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', which stars Daniel Craig (New Line Cinema Photo) Rooney Mara has been cast in the thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

Mara, a 25-year-old actress who has starred in films such as the recent remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the upcoming "Facebook" movie The Social Network, plays Lisbeth Salander, a superhacker and private investigator.

Salander helps Craig's character, Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist, tackle a freelance assignment by an elderly businessman who wants to find out what happened to his grand-niece.

The film, set for release on Dec. 21, 2011, is based on the first book in a trilogy of crime novels written by Stieg Larsson. The casting of Craig, star of James Bond movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, was announced in late July and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is scheduled to begin production in September. The film's director is David Fincher, who also directs The Social Network, which opens on October 1.

Mara was born Patricia Rooney Mara and comes from New York. Her 27-year-old sister Kate Mara has starred in the shows Entourage and 24 and had a small part in the film Iron Man 2.

Rooney Mara cast as Lisbeth Salander

See photos of Rooney Mara, who has been cast as Lisbeth Salander
in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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