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'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo': Carey Mulligan will not play Lisbeth (EW Exclusive)

It’s time to take Carey Mulligan’s name off the list of candidates to play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming U.S. version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Mulligan tells EW she is not going to be playing the titular badass hacker heroine. “I’m not, I’m afraid,” she told EW yesterday. “I can officially quash that rumor once and for all. It’s not going to be me. But I’m excited to see it. I love the books and I think it will be great.”

Mulligan will next be seen in two fall movies, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Never Let Me Go.

Yesterday, my colleague Nicole Sperling posted a great item listing a the actresses now being mentioned (like Rooney Mara, Ellen Page, and Mia Wasikowska) as in the running to play Lisbeth. With Mulligan out, who is your preferred choice?

Also: ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ casting: Who’s in the mix now?

Originally posted July 22 2010 — 6:01 AM EDT

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