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Rooney Mara Unveils Her Look for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Rooney MaraActress Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, graced the cover of W magazine’s February 2011 issue wearing her Lisbeth Salander gear. The eight-page article revealed some major changes in the upcoming film.

Here’s more from the article: “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.”

The article also outlined how Mara prepared for the role, training in motorcycle riding and kickboxing. While the body piercings are real, her back tattoo is temporary and features a M.C. Escher dragon.

The Dragon Tattoo cast include Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, Robin Wright as Erika Berger and Stellan Skarsgard as Martin Vanger.

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