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Rooney Mara: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel isn't happening

02.24.2015by: Eric Walkuski

Those of you who were hoping to see Rooney Mara transform into Lizbeth Salander again will be gravely disappointed by the following news. Mara, who was nominated for an Oscar for her engaging performance as the anti-social hacker, is fairly convinced she's done playing the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

E! News caught up with the actress this past weekend and mentioned the possibility of starting a petition to get the sequel, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, underway. Mara responded thusly:

I don't think it's going to happen... I'm sad never to do it again, but it just doesn't seem like it's in the cards."

All things considered, it's not a surprise Sony isn't moving forward with the next GIRL installment. The much hyped first film, directed by David Fincher, only made $232 million worldwide, a rather sizable disappointment when you factor in the book's popularity and the budget of the film (reportedly $90 million).

Here's the compelling plot of THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE:

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behavior makes her an official danger to society – but no-one can find her anywhere.

Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before she is cornered and alone. As he fits the pieces of the puzzle together, he comes up against some hardened criminals, including the chainsaw-wielding ‘blond giant’ – a fearsomely huge thug who can feel no pain.

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Source: E!

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