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[BlackTree TV - Los Angeles] Shawn Edwards sits down with Rooney Mara to talk about her Globe Nomination and some of her favorite movies of the year.
In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Academy Award®-nominated director David Fincher (The Social Network) uncoils the world of Stieg Larsson's global blockbuster thriller on the screen.
Within the story's labyrinth lie murder, corruption, family secrets and the inner demons of the two unexpected partners chasing the truth of a 40-year-old mystery. Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden's wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger (Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer), to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet -- murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family -- the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him.
At the same time, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded focus become invaluable. While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows. They begin to trace a chain of homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.
ROONEY MARA (Lisbeth Salander) began her career several years ago, shortly after enrolling as a student at New York University. Since then, Mara landed roles in several independent films, including Dare and The Winning Season, both of which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Mara co-starred alongside Jackie Earle Haley and Thomas Dekker in the latest installment of Nightmare on Elm Street as well as with Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt. Mara also appeared as the lead character, Francesca, in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival entry Tanner Hall, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg. In 2010, Mara played the ex-girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg, in David Fincher's The Social Network.
Mara is the Founder of the non-profit organization Uweze, which provides critical care and assistance to poverty-stricken orphans in Kibera, Kenya.
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