Rooney Mara just landed the role of Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. We’ve known for weeks now that director David Fincher had hoped to cast an unknown for the lead role in the hottest literary adaptation in development right now (or possibly ever?), and that’s why we here at PopWatch HQ don’t feel too bad about not having any recollection of seeing Mara on screen beyond the trailer for The Social Network (where she plays Erica). Heck, not even a scan of her IMDb credits could jog our memories. Is this like a S1m0ne thing? Did Fincher just whip up a “Rooney Mara” prototype with his dark and stylish puppetmaster claws? Take a gander at Rooney’s credits and see if any bells ring or ER sirens go off.
–Nancy Holbrook in 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street
–Fernanda in Tanner Hall
–Taggarty in Youth in Revolt
–Tara in Friends (With Benefits)
–Megan in two 2009 episodes of ER
–Wendy in The Winning Season
–Courtney in Dare
–Rebecca Smith in an episode of TV’s The Cleaner
–Evelyn in Dream Boy
–Alexis Sherman in a 2007 episode of ABC’s one-season wonder Women’s Murder Club
–Jessica DeLay in one episode of SVU
–And her first role in something called Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (!)
If you remember her, did she stand out for you? Will her talents translate to Dragon? All must be revealed! In fact, if you’ve ever seen Rooney Mara do anything, brag about it in the comments!
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