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Rooney Mara Skips Stockholm For 'Brooklyn'

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Rooney Mara has mastered the art of being a heavily tattooed waif, so, like any good hipster, she's got Brooklyn in her sights.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" star has signed on as the lead in the film adaptation of Colm Toibin's 2009 novel, "Brooklyn."

The book tells the story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish woman living in the 1950s, who leaves her homeland for Brooklyn, only to find herself so enamored with her American life that she becomes unsure if she can return to her native country.

Toibin's novel is being adapted for the big screen by Nick Hornby, who last made his way to theaters with his adaptation of Lynn Barber's "An Education," for which Horsnby was nominated for an Oscar.

Mara, who has been in high demand since she dyed her hair black and started posing topless, is taking full advantage of her newfound celebrity and working hard to maintain it. The actress will star co-star with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, and Natalie Portman in Terrence Malick's "Lawless," and Steven Soderberg's "The Bitter Pill," both scheduled for release in 2013.

She will also replace Carey Mulligan in an as-of-yet untitled project from "Being John Malkovich" director Spike Jonze, which begins filming this summer.

 

 

 

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