'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel News & Rumors: Rooney Mara 'Probably Won't' Play Lisbeth Salander Again [VIDEO]
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend while promoting her latest film, Pan, Rooney Mara addressed rumors about her reprising her role as Lisbeth Salander in the sequel to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
Unfortunately, it seems like Mara might not actually bagging the role, as she hasn't heard a peep from the creative team working on the project. Although she did assert that she would love to play the part again if given the opportunity.
"I think that was just a rumor. I don't get any updates on that. I would love to continue playing that part. It's something I've really wanted to do now for the last three years, or however long it has been. I just don't know, it's been so long now. I really, really, really would still love to do it. But I've had to come to peace with the fact that I probably won't."
All forms of speculation has surrounded the sequel to the David Fincher adaptation of the Stieg Larsson book, which cut very close to the 2009 Swedish adaptation starring Noomi Rapace in the part of Lisbeth Salander. There had been rumors that the other two books in Larsson's trilogy -- The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest -- would be merged for one sequel. There had also been some buzz about Fincher being traded for a more mainstream and inexpensive director for the sequel.
Little is known about the development of the project so far, and we are not ruling out Mara returning in the lead role just yet. Perhaps she will be approached once the other logistics -- like getting a director and firming up the storyline -- have been sorted out.
Mara plays Tiger Lily in Pan, which also stars Hugh Jackman and Levi Miller. The film has been directed by Joe Wright and opens in theaters on October 9.