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Rooney Mara Is Your Lisbeth Salander

Boom! The Who Gets to Be Lisbeth Salander sweepstakes has finally come to an end, with relative unknown Rooney Mara beating out basically every other twentysomething actress in the land (Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, etc., etc.) to nab the lead role in the David Fincher–directed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the first in what will be a trilogy of films based on the Stieg Larsson novels. The 25-year-old Mara will soon be seen in The Social Network, which co-stars recently appointed Spider-Man Andrew Garfield (they have lots to talk about now!), and will probably look very nice with short, spiky black hair, a nose ring, and lots of tats.

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