When you heard David Fincher was doing an American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, did you think they’d replace the original, eponymous girl (played by Noomi Rapace) with an actress with a kinda vaguely similar sounding name?
The actress I’m referring to is, of course, Rooney Mara, best known as the girl from the opening scene of The Social Network. Oh, I guess she was also in that really shitty Nightmare on Elm Street remake, too.
Look right to see the boney ’80s model version of the Girl via Mara, thanks to W magazine, but if you scroll down you can compare with Rapace, who looks less frightening as Lisbeth Salander, whom I will henceforth refer to as Elizabeth Salamander. Take that, popular literature!
I haven’t read the Girl books by Stieg Larsson (presumably Gary Larson’s cousin), but I hear the first one is mostly the endless details of corporate intrigue. I will totally watch the movie, thought, because David Fincher is awesome (save The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which is heinous) and because I just read that Elizabeth Salamander is not only a goth girl, but also a detective, which excites me because detectives are awesome.
Before we start watching the original films on Netflix Instant so we can unfairly compare and contrast, let’s first compare with this image of Noomi Rapace: