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David Fincher & Rooney Mara Possibly Reteaming For ‘Red Sparrow’ Adapted By ‘American Hustle’ Screenwriter

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 9, 2014 10:12 PM
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Side Effects, Rooney Mara
While the sequel to “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” may not be moving forward any time soon (read, ever), bffs David Fincher and Rooney Mara have found a way to move forward together. But this time, it’s an entirely different project. The director and actress are circling “Red Sparrow,” an espionage book that’s being adapted by Eric Singer, the screenwriter of “American Hustle.” 20th Century Fox, who are distributing Fincher’s next film, “Gone Girl,” are currently in talks with Singer to adapt the spy thriller by Jason Matthews.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actress Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2014 2:10 PM
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  • 80 Comments
Premature Predictions: Actresses, 2015
You know the deal by this point, so we'll get to it as quickly as we can. Every year, to draw a line under the awards season, we take a moment to look ahead at some of the possibilities for the films and performances that we could be talking about in the context of the Oscar race in the eleven months to come. We've already discussed the Best Picture and Best Actor possibilities, and now, we've picked out some potentials to succeed Cate Blanchett as the winner of the Best Actress Academy Award.

For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actresses Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 4, 2013 3:05 PM
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Received wisdom says that most years, including this one, the Best Actress field of contenders for the Oscars is "weaker" than their male counterparts, with a fairly limited group of possibilities who are plausible nominees. To which we can only say: horseshit. Every year, but this one in particular, we watch scores of fine female performances be overlooked because they're in small indie movies or because they were overshadowed in reviews by male co-stars or because they're not Meryl Streep.

25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 21, 2013 3:03 PM
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Lovers On The Run feature
“We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—as the prequel comic makes clear, the events of ‘Saints’ mostly take place after the bank robbin’, outlawin’ part of the story is done—reminded us of all the other great (and not so great) films that have pitted a pair of lovers against the law.

Terrence Malick To Shoot 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups' Back-To-Back In 2012, Both With Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 8:20 AM
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Cate Blanchett Stars In Both Pics Too; 'Lawless' Co-Stars Ryan Gosling, Haley Bennett & Rooney Mara; 'Knight Of Cups' Co-Stars Isabel LucasHere's today's big breaking news: Terrence Malick is prepping to shoot two films in 2012, "Lawless" and "Knight Of Cups," with both pictures starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.

H&M Launches ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Fashion Line Created By Film's Costume Designer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 1:02 AM
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In case it hasn't been made apparent by the recent cover story for Vogue and the Jean-Baptiste Mondino photo spread for Le Monde, you're going to be seeing a lot more of Rooney Mara in the coming weeks and months as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" begins to roll out worldwide. And with the studio looking at the film to kickstart a franchise, both movie moguls and tastemakers see a potential style icon in the making, and the Telegraph reports that H&M are preparing to launch an entire fashion line inspired by "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

Rooney Mara Passes On Spike Lee's Remake Of Park Chan-Wook's 'Oldboy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 20, 2011 1:45 AM
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An actor passing on a project is generally a bit of a non-story but it's a testament to how far Rooney Mara has come that we're bringing this news to you.

David Fincher Says Despite A Great Audition, Scarlett Johansson Was Too Hot To Play Lisbeth Salander

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2011 7:00 AM
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David Fincher Views The Series As A "Pervy Franchise"While Rooney Mara eventually won the coveted lead role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," it was an arduous wait and the list of the contenders was fierce. Sarah Snook, Sophie Lowe and Léa Seydoux were said to be the final candidates, and a mix of established and lesser known names like Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Emily Browning and Katie Jarvis were all in the running at various points. However, people might remember that just before Mara snagged the part, Scarlett Johansson was surprisingly being tipped as a "shoo-in." At the time it seemed somewhat unlikely, but talking to Vogue magazine as part of a profile on Rooney Mara, Fincher confirms that Johansson did indeed deliver strongly at the audition but that she was ultimately just too darned attractive to play the squirrely, oddball and rebellious Lisbeth Salander.

Don't Worry, Blake Lively Won't Be In ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2011 2:18 AM
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And the list of actresses who have better things to do than star in "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" continues to grow.

The Amazing Race: Will The Best Actress Category Be A Battle Of The Biographies?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 30, 2011 4:59 AM
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If the Best Actor category, which we examined last week, is competitive, Best Actress is even more so -- as has been the case in the last few years, in fact. While there are plenty of thankless girlfriend and love interest roles most of the year, people are writing good roles for women, thank god, and there's a plethora of great actors, both veterans and newcomers, capable of taking the role and knocking them out of the park.

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