Rooney Mara As Lisbeth Salander on the Dragon Tattoo Movie Set

The relatively unknown actress has arrived on the Swedish set of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to begin prepping for her breakout role in the American remake.


Though only recently landing the role which could lead to her worldwide stardom, Rooney Mara is already in Sweden preparing to play the character Lisbeth Salander; an intelligent, eccentric woman in her twenties with a photographic memory whose social skills are rather poor. The film is based off of the first book of critically acclaimed Millennium Trilogy. Here is a brief synopsis of the story:

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. has snagged the first set pictures from the production, which show Mara on Lisbeth's motorbike; though it is unclear whether a scene is being filmed or the actress is merely practicing:


Daniel Craig and Stellan Sarsgard have also been cast as major characters in the David Fincher directed film, which is scheduled for theatrical release December 2011.


Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

Pietro Filipponi's picture

Can't freakin wait for this flick! The Swedish versions were near perfect, I don't know how the hell these can come close to topping them.

But I'll give any flick with Craig and Sarsgard my trust BLAM!


docholiday's picture

Agreed. I trust David Fincher too.


Ranger14's picture

I have heard nothing but good things about this movie and have it in my que on Netflix. I don't get why they have to come out with an American remake this soon...if at all though. I guess it is just like remaking The Ring and other foreign films, though the American version generally falls short of the original.