As predicted by all the movie blogs on the Internet ever, Rooney Mara has been confirmed to play the much-coveted part of Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming, David Fincher-directed U.S. adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a role that was so in-demand that everyone from Kristen Stewart to Natalie Portman to Carey Mulligan had been named as a potential candidate, despite the fact that everyone already knew Rooney Mara knew would get it a long time ago. Right? Right.

Mara will now be the center of the planned trilogy opposite Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist, which should raise her profile considerably, to make a characteristically blasé understatement. She will next be seen in Fincher’s The Social Network, a film that’s already helped land co-star Andrew Garfield his role as Spider-Man. So truly, it’s like the St. Elmo’s Fire of our generation, or something.

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