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Rooney Mara Wanted For Spike Lee's "Oldboy"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 28, 2011 at 12:02PM

Courtesy of our friends at Twitch:
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Courtesy of our friends at Twitch:

With Josh Brolin now confirmed for the lead of Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy and the vultures circling Christian Bale for the villain role the question of the moment is who will play [the character played by Kang Hye-jeong in Park Chan-wook's 2003 film]? And sources are telling Twitch that the actress being targeted to play the character - renamed Marie in this version of the story - is Rooney Mara.

Well... expectations are high on her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As Twitch notes, the character she'd play in this exudes a simultaneous vulnerability and valiance.

To be honest, I'm really not all that familiar with her work. She was in The Social Network, but, aside from that lengthy opening sequence involving her character and Jesse Eisenberg's, I barely remember her in that film. Then again, it wasn't about her. And I haven't seen any films she acted in prior to that; though she's been in a few, starting in 2005.

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