"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director nearly passed on the chance to make his mark with this movie. Good thing he had a change of heart.
David Fincher was the pick of directors for this movie.
The first red band trailer for the American film version of Stieg Larsson's international best selling mystery novel has hit the web, and from the looks of it, the Oscar-nominated director of "The Social Network" has tapped into his "Fight Club" and "Se7en" roots to create a darkly epic tale.
With Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, the red band trailer, leaked onto the web after appearing in theatres, zooms through nearly the entire story of the first book, with quick cuts promising action and suspense -- and a fair amount of blood.
Rooney Mara was born and raised in Bedford, New York and is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, the vice president of player evaluation for the New York Giants, and Kathleen McNulty (née Rooney). She has three siblings: Daniel, Conor and Kate.
Mara is of Italian (from her maternal grandmother) and Irish descent; the Rooney family trace their Irish ancestry to County Down. Mara is the great-granddaughter of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr. and New York Giants founder Tim Mara. Her paternal grandfather, Wellington Mara, was the long-time co-owner of the Giants, succeeded by her uncle, John Mara. Her maternal grandfather, Tim Rooney, has run Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York since 1972. She is the grand-niece of Daniel Rooney, chairman of the Steelers, the United States Ambassador to Ireland, and the co-founder of The Ireland Funds charitable organisation.
Pegged as the "feel bad movie of Christmas," the American version is set to hit theatres on December 21st.