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Rooney Mara is Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara will be “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Columbia Pictures confirmed on Monday. Rooney nabbed the highly covered role of edgy hacker Lisbeth Salander in the American big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary set, The Millenium Trilogy.

The actress, who is up next in theaters in “The Social Network,” alongside Justin Timberlake (and directed by David Fincher), reportedly beat out a field of contenders that, at one time, included Natalie Portman, Ellen Page and recent Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan. Last week, just Rooney, French actress Lea Seydoux and Australian actress’ Sarah Snook and Sophie Lowe, were reportedly left in the running, before Rooney was ultimately cast as Lisbeth.

“Dragon…” will begin shooting in Sweden in September. (Access Hollywood)

(Thanks to Bill for the quick catch.)

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