What a transformation! For those not familiar with Rooney Mara Google her or check out The Social Network. She plays Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend who dumps him. I remember when it was announced in August that Mara was casted, I was very surprised not because of her acting ability but she did not look anything like how Lisbeth Salander is supposed to look. That is no longer a problem.
While Mara and Fincher have the look locked down great it’s going to be Mara’s performance that will sell this film. A young, attractive actress playing dress-up I don’t think will be enough to sell this film to diehard fans of the books and films. These pictures are a great first step, you cannot argue that Mara now looks the part of Lisbeth Salander.