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Rooney Mara, Nick Hornby Attached to Colm Tóibín Adaptation

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11:  Rooney Mara attends the "Magic/Bird" Broadway opening night at the Longacre Theatre on April 11, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

Well, this sounds promising: Rooney Mara has signed up to star in an adaptation of Coim Tóibín's popular 2009 novel Brooklyn, with a script written by Nick Hornby. The movie will reteam Hornby with An Education producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (also Hornby's wife), which bodes well for a story about a young Irish woman who emigrates to the titular borough by herself in the fifties. We are intrigued! And, after yesterday's Spike Jonze news, plus the possible Dragon Tattoo sequels, we are now monitoring Rooney Mara for signs of Jessica Chastain Overcommitment Syndrome.

Photo: Bruce Glikas/2012 Bruce Glikas