Rooney Mara To Play The Lead In Big Screen Adaptation Of Novel ‘Brooklyn’


We saw pics of Rooney Mara recently on the set of her new movie, The Bitter Pill, where she stars alongside Jude Law. She is sporting a very different look to her famed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo style. Rooney’s black hair is long gone and she is now a strawberry blonde. Today we have learned that she is not only looking different, but going to continue challenging her acting niche. It has been reported that Rooney is attached to a new movie, the big-screen adaptation of Colm Toibin’s best-selling novel Brooklyn. She will play the lead role in a story set in NYC and Ireland in the early 1950’s about a young woman who is torn between her family obligations in her hometown of Ireland and her new world and American lover. Do you think this is a good role for Rooney?

Novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby is writing the screenplay based on the novel, Brooklyn, which is set to begin in the spring of 2013, and it is being reported that the adaptation will cost $25 million because it will be shot in the two locations, Brooklyn and Ireland.

Rooney is currently hot property, which is not surprising. After The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the world started realizing that this is one talented actress. I am impressed that she is truly branching out and pushing what types of roles she plays. The fact that she is sporting such a different look in her current movie is a sign that she is not going to let herself be typecast. I for one, loved the Toibin novel, Brooklyn, and think this could be a great role for Rooney to challenge herself with. What do you think of this casting?

Check out some cute pics of Rooney playing with a dog on the set of her latest film, The Bitter Pill..

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  • swile71

    Rooney is an amazing actress. I love her transformation. Is it me or does that puppy look like the Lorax?…lol.

  • Ben@pr

    I was really impressed with her performance and transformation for TGWTDT after she played a nerdy and awkward girl in the remake of Elm Street. Really talented and I’m sure she already have many signed deals.