Rooney Mara joins the cast of Carol

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David Fincher directs this 2011 thriller inspired by the late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books. Daniel Craig stars as discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist while Rooney Mara stars as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. Together they set out to solve a 40-year-old mystery in taking on the case of Harriet Vanger. In the beginning of the film, the two are briefed by victim's uncle, who suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family.
August 29th, 2013

Rooney Mara has joined the cast of 'Carol'.

The 'Girl With A Dragon Tattoo' actress is replacing Mia Wasikowska and will star alongside Cate Blanchett in the Todd Haynes-directed adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel 'The Price of Salt'.

Hayne is ''thrilled'' to have Rooney onboard the project, a 1950s lesbian love story, that marks his first directorial since 2007's 'I'm Not There', which also starred Blanchett and the late Heath Ledger.

In a written statement, Haynes, 52, said: ''We're over the moon to have Rooney on board, I've been a tremendous admirer of her work from the beginning, so the thought of bringing her together with Cate on screen is thrilling, to say the least.''

Elizabeth Karlsen of Number 9 productions added: ''It's a testament to Todd Haynes as a director and the quality of the script that we have managed to attract this exciting calibre of actor.''

Mara will star as a young woman unfulfilled in her job at a department store in New York who is bought together with Blanchett's character, a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage with a wealthy husband.

The Weinstein Company picked up US distribution rights to the script - which has been adapted by Phyllis Nagy - in Cannes earlier this year and shooting is due to begin in spring 2014.