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Rooney Mara In Final Talks For Spike Jonze Film

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Rooney Mara In Final Talks For Spike Jonze Film

Rooney Mara is in final negotiations to take over the role previously given to Carey Mulligan in the upcoming untitled Spike Jonze film, Slashfilm is reporting. If the Academy Award-winning actress is cast, she would join already confirmed actors Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Samantha Morton.

Mulligan had to reportedly back out of Jonze’s film, due to scheduling conflicts. She can next be seen in the Coen Brother’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ later this year.

Mara will shoot the Jonze film after she finishes filming Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Bitter Pill,’ in which she plays the lead role. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ star will also be filming Terrence Malick’s untitled new movie alongside Ryan Gosling, which was formerly titled ‘Lawless.’

Jonze’s film will be his first feature since his 2009 adaptation of the famed children’s book ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ The new movie, which the filmmaker also wrote, will follow a man, played by Phoenix, who falls in love with the voice of a computer.

Mara reportedly wants to appear in the film after having a positive experience on ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.’ She wants to stick to working with directors who have the same auteur style as the crime drama’s helmer, David Fincher.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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  1. Cmpowell83

    May 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    she didn’t win an oscar.

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