Classic Rewatch

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Celebrating Rooney Mara’s birthday – may your 3,212,655,732 wishes come true. 

It’s Rooney Mara’s birthday so let’s take a lockdown rewatch of David Fincher’s hard-edged 2011 take on cultural phenomenon The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson’s posthumous 2005 debut novel in the 62 million copies selling Millennium Trilogy. The screenplay was by Steven Zaillian and the movie also stars Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård.

Did you know…

Fincher wasn’t initially sold on Mara taking the sought-after role of Lisbeth Salander. He had previously directed her in a much more feminine and soft role in The Social Network, so had trouble imagining her as Lisbeth, even after countless hair, make-up and screen tests. “The question was, can she get to be withdrawn, antisocial?”, said Fincher. “I so appreciated the incredibly hard work that went into doing that stuff, even though it must have been intensely discouraging to be continually asked to come back and try again. Finally, it became apparent to me that she was not going away, not giving up. She was going to do what needed to be done, and that was very Salander-ish.”