Rooney Mara has hinted 'Lawless' will not start filming until September.

The 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' actress revealed director Terrence Malick will not begin shooting the movie - which is set to star Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale - for at least another nine months, but she is yet to confirm whether or not she will be appearing in the film.

When asked about the possibility of starring in 'Lawless', Rooney told Entertainment Weekly: "That's something that I hope to do, but it's unfortunately not until September."

The 26-year-old star admitted she would love to work with Terrence - who has helmed 'The Tree of Life' and 'The New World' - because he's one of the "nicest people" she's ever met, but she refused to reveal too many details about his forthcoming project.

She added: "I want to work with people who have a vision and who are uncompromising in the way that they make films, and Terry is one of those people. He's incredible. He's one of the nicest people I've ever come into contact with. But I'm not going to give away his secrets."

Terrence has penned The Script for the movie, but the details are as yet unknown.