Rooney Mara, a relatively unknown actress, just landed the role of the lifetime as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Sony announced today that Rooney, who worked with director David Fincher on "The Social Network," will play the lead in all three of his adaptations of Stieg Larsson's "The Millennium Trilogy."
Rooney will be starring opposite the previously announced Daniel Craig and Robin Wright. Lucky girl!
Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan had all been rumored to be considered for the role but in the end David decided to go with someone who isn't a household name...yet.
The movie is set to begin filming next month in Sweden and due to hit theaters on December 21, 2011. Can't wait for this!