According to director David Fincher, Scarlett Johansson was too sexy to star in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattood" with the role of the mysterious computer hacker. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on December 21, 2011.
Finally, director David Fincher gave the character Lisbeth Salander in his American adaptation to lesser-known star Rooney Mara, with whom he worked on The Social Network. Mr. Fincher chose Mara over Scarlett Johannson in part because the Iron Man 2 actress feared audiences would be distracted by the high-profile and gorgeous Scarlett Johansson. "We flew in people from New Zealand and Swaziland and all over the place." Fincher explained to Vogue magazine. "Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I'm telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can't wait for her to take her clothes off." Actually, Scarlett Johansson is probably too voluptuous to get the edgy role as it is written in the book. Brilliant, socially freakish computer hacker Salander is "a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows" author Larson wrote of Lizbeth, who is covered in tattoos.
Scarlett Johansson lost out on the role of Lisbeth Salande in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because of her racy image
Indeed, Scarlett Johansson is probably too voluptuous to get the edgy role as it is written in the book…
…so that director David Fincher feared audiences would be distracted by the high-profile and gorgeous Scarlett Johannson
Rooney Mara made her acting debut in 2005 and has gone on to star in films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, the remake of the 1984 horror film, and The Social Network in which the actress Rooney Mara played Mark Zuckerberg's ex-girl, founder of Facebook, the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network, also directed by David Fincher. This role was considered a leading role in the second installment of The Vengeance Triology.
Instead Scarlett Johansson in the role of Lisbeth Salande is Rooney Mara who David Fincher worked on “The Social Network”
Rooney Mara has played the mysterious computer hacker who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows
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