Ever since word hit that David Fincher was going to remake The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first part of Stieg Larsson's popular Swedish series, The Millennium Trilogy, the media world has been buzzing about who would replace Noomi Rapace as the unstoppable, tough, and cool Lisbeth Salander. The rumor mill never rested, throwing around names like Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Watson, and Ellen Page, and word has it that Salander hopefuls had to attend costumed readings for the part. Fincher looked far and wide to find his perfect Salander, and it looks like he's finally found her.

The winning actress is none other than twenty-five-year-old actress Rooney Mara, from recent films Youth in Revolt and A Nightmare on Elm Street, plus the upcoming The Social Network.
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