|Rooney Mara during
the filming of The Bitter Pill
Looks like nothing can stop Rooney Mara from becoming the most interesting actress around! On top of replacing Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze’s next film, the actress will star in Brooklyn, (adapted from Colm Toibin’s novel), in which she’ll play an Irish immigrant arriving to New York in the 1950s, as well as in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which already stars Casey Affleck and Ben Foster. Written and directed by David Lowery, the film takes place in the 1970s and tells the story of an outlaw who, after escaping from prison, tries to reunite with his wife and daughter. Mara is having a very busy year: she’s already shooting Steven Soderbergh’s The Bitter Pill, and will star in one of the many projects of Terrence Malick. The project used to be known as Lawless but is now untitled as Malick graciously let John Hillcoat get the title for his own film (which will be at the Cannes Film Festival). So we can all agree that Rooney is definitely the actress to watch.
Meanwhile, Rooney’s sister, Kate Mara, will star in Charlie McDowell’s (son of Malcom McDowell) first feature film, Fighting Jacob. Jamie Bell stars as boxer Jacob Rosenthal, who after being left by his girlfriend (Mara) is forced to take a closer look at his life.
Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is coming to the screen. Disney has just hired Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas) to helm the adaptation. The children’s book is about a young orphan raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Too bad Tim Burton isn’t on board as well! (though I’m sure that Selick will do a great job).
That’s it for today! Have a very viddy day!