Newcomer Rooney Mara has landed the coveted lead in director David Fincher's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO remake - she'll play LISBETH SALANDER in the Hollywood blockbuster.
The A Nightmare on Elm Street star faced stiff competition from Scarlett Johansson, Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan and a string of others as she fought for the part of the edgy computer hacker in the latest big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel.
Columbia Pictures announced on Monday (16Aug10) Mara has landed the lead, and will star alongside Daniel Craig, who will play disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist, in the film.
Sean Penn's ex-wife, actress Robin Wright is reportedly in talks to play Erika Berger - Blomkvist's lover.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in Sweden next month (Sep10).
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace played Salander opposite Michael Nyqvist in the original film.