How Rooney Mara Became 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Bringing an end to the mounting suspense surrounding one of the biggest talent hunts in years, director David Fincher placed a call on Monday to Rooney Mara, a relatively unknown young actress, to break the news.

Moments later, Columbia announced that Mara had been chosen to play punk hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English-language movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson's international best-seller, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

Until the surprise announcement, Mara was best known -- at least among hard-core horror movie fans -- as the girl who fought Freddy Krueger in the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" that hit theaters in April.

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