Is Rooney Mara still doing Dragon Tattoo sequel?

It was recently reported that although David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a critical and financial success, Sony were going to reboot the franchise with a new actress (possibly Alicia Vikander) rather than continue with a sequel. But it looks like Rooney Mara did not get that memo.

Mara – who earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander – was speaking to E! Online ahead of the release of her upcoming romantic drama Carol, and by all accounts the actress is determined to play the resourceful hacker again: “As far as I know I’m doing it until someone tells me otherwise. I’m doing it unless someone tells me that I’m not, and then I still might do it”.

It seems a little strange that Sony producers Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin haven’t reached out to Mara to let her know the status on a Dragon Tattoo sequel or otherwise. If the previously reported reboot is going ahead, replacing the lead actress would make sense. At the same time, considering how good Mara was in the role – and how resolved she seems to be in wanting to reprise it – it would make an equal amount of sense for Sony to keep her on. Looks like someone has a decision to make…


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