I may be the only person on the planet who hasn’t read any books in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series written by Steig Larsson, but even I know they’re currently at the summit of pop culture these days. The first book in the series is being adapted by The Social Network director David Fincher and stars Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, the computer hacker heroine of Dragon Tattoo.
Mara is on the cover of February’s W Magazine in her Lisbeth Salander get-up. The article on the film reveals some major changes in the upcoming film:
The script, which captures the novel’s bleak tone (its original Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women), was written by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, who wrote Schindler’s List, and it departs rather dramatically from the book. Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most notably, the ending—the resolution of the drama—has been completely changed.
Peep more photos of Mara as Lisbeth below.
The article also talks about how Mara prepared for the role with kickboxing and motorcycle training. Oh, and just so y’all know, Mara’s body piercings are real but her back tattoo (which features an M.C. Escher dragon) is temporary.
Dragon Tattoo also stars Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, Robin Wright as Erika Berger, and Stellan Skarsgard as Martin Vanger.