We all know Rooney Mara is one bad bey-otch…and, of course, we mean that in the best possible way!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star has more than held her own against franchise femmes like Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence (and scored an Oscar nomination for it!) but with the amount of chicks she's replaced on projects, we're starting to think she might be the most feared actress in T-town.
The latest person to get Rooney'd? Carey Mulligan!
If you need a definition, we're happy to provide it for you: Rooney (verb): To snatch a role that another actress had been attached to.
As in: "Remember when Rooney Mara totally Rooney'd that movie from Blake Lively?!"
In case you don't, here's a quick refresher: Blake was originally supposed to star in Steven Soderbergh's The Bitter Pill (since retitled Side Effects), and—though nothing was officially confirmed—rumors suggested that financing fell out because of this casting choice.
Cue Rooney Mara, who replaced Blake and is filming the project right now.
The latest movie switcheroo is far less controversial.
Following apparent scheduling conflicts, Mulligan has had to bow out of Spike Jonze's next film, about a man who falls in love with a computer voice. Once again cue Rooney, who according to Variety is in final talks to join Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.
We've reached out to Rooney's reps to confirm the casting negotiations but have yet to hear back.
The good news? Annapurna Pictures is behind Jonze's next flick and just so happens to be the same company that pulled out of Lively's version of The Bitter Pill. We assume they should be content with an Oscar contender though!
Either way, watch out, H'wood women: Rooney is on the loose and has the acting chops to knock you out. As for us? We're just excited to see whether this next picture will come with another drastic new hairdo for Ms. Mara!