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Steven Soderbergh snags Rooney Mara for his psychopharmacology thriller The Side Effects

Jan. 31, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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RooneyMaraInWhiteWe recently reported that there was some drama going on behind the scenes of Soderbergh's THE SIDE EFFECTS, part of which involved the casting of Blake Lively (THE TOWN, GREEN LANTERN) being in question.  Well it looks like that question has been answered, as Rooney Mara (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) has stepped in to take the part once held by Lively of "a troubled young woman who develops a dangerous love triangle between her doctor (Jude Law) and her newly paroled husband (Channing Tatum)."  Another actress being considered was Michelle Williams, so I think it's safe to say that Ms. Mara must have rocked her audition and this isn't just one of those lovely side effects of being an Oscar nominated actress.

This is Rooney's first post-Lisbeth role, and considering the people involved - Soderbergh knows his stuff, and Scott Z. Burns (CONTAGION) is a dynamite writer - I'd say it's easily one of the best choices she could have made.  I'm also actually even more excited for the film now, as Rooney really went all out for her turn as Lisbeth Salander and I'm very intrigued to see how her acting has evolved in the wake of that experience.

Extra Tidbit: I am passionately convinced that Mara's nomination is very deserved, but what do you think?
Source: Deadline

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4:00PM on 01/31/2012

Wish that..

I wish all my favorite directors would retire so that they would be as productive as Steven Soderbergh. Heh heh

Extra Tidbit: Yup. Same. Thought she was great
I wish all my favorite directors would retire so that they would be as productive as Steven Soderbergh. Heh heh

Extra Tidbit: Yup. Same. Thought she was great
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1:10PM on 01/31/2012
wasn't too excited to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but because of her turn as Lisbeth, I was compeltely blown away by the entire film. one of my faves of 2011/12...definitely deserves the oscar nod....
wasn't too excited to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but because of her turn as Lisbeth, I was compeltely blown away by the entire film. one of my faves of 2011/12...definitely deserves the oscar nod....
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11:48AM on 01/31/2012

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11:17AM on 01/31/2012
As much as I liked Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, once I read the book I was convinced Mara really embodied the character more. With all the heavy-weights who got nominated, she's damn lucky to be counted among them, but she absolutely deserves it.
As much as I liked Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, once I read the book I was convinced Mara really embodied the character more. With all the heavy-weights who got nominated, she's damn lucky to be counted among them, but she absolutely deserves it.
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