Rooney MaraAfter a seemingly endless search, Deadline revealed today that actress Rooney Mara has landed the coveted lead role of Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'

She'll join the previously cast Daniel Craig ('Casino Royale'), who signed on to play journalist Mikael Blomkvist at the end of last month. Robin Wright is also in talks to join the film, as Blomkvist's lover, Erika Berger. img hspace="4" border="1" align="right" vspace="4" alt="Rooney Mara" id="vimage_3266153" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/08/rooneymara2.jpg" />After a seemingly endless search, Deadline revealed today that actress Rooney Mara has landed the coveted lead role of Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'

She'll join the previously cast Daniel Craig ('Casino Royale'), who signed on to play journalist Mikael Blomkvist at the end of last month. Robin Wright is also in talks to join the film, as Blomkvist's lover, Erika Berger.

The project will re-team Mara with director David Fincher, with whom she worked on 'The Social Network,' about the rise of the popular social media network site Facebook. 'The Social Network' arrives in theaters on Oct. 1.

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As previously reported
, a number of A-list actresses were up for the part -- everyone from 'Inception' star Ellen Page to Mia Wasikowska ('Alice in Wonderland').

Mara's previous acting credits include 'Youth in Revolt' and this year's 'Nightmare on Elm Street' reboot.

Her sister, actress Kate Mara, appeared in 'Brokeback Mountain.'
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
R 2011
Based on 41 critics

A disgraced journalist and an investigator for a security firm probe a 40-year-old murder. Read More

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