Rooney Mara: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel Is Pretty Much Dead

Actress "sad" never to play Lisbeth again

By Marc Malkin Feb 21, 2015 2:00 PMTags
Watch: Rooney Mara Talks "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" Sequel

We've got some bad news.

The much-wanted Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel won't be coming to a theater near you.

Rooney Mara, who starred in director David Fincher's movie adaptation of the best-selling novel, confirms it's a lost cause.

"I don't think it's going to happen," she told me earlier this week at the Oxfam dinner she hosted with Barneys New York at Chateau Marmont. "I'm sad never to do it again, but it just doesn't seem like it's in the cards."

Fincher reportedly told Swedish website Afton Bladet in September that a script was being written for a follow-up movie based on the novel The Girl Who Played With Fire.


"I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something," he reportedly said. "The script that we now have [has] a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book."

In May, Mara told me she was interested in reprising her role as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and suggested fans start a petition to get it going.

Dragon Tattoo was released four years ago and co-starred Daniel Craig, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard.

The $90 million production grossed $233 million at the box office.

To hear more from Mara about her work with Oxfam, click the video below.

Watch: Rooney Mara Talks First Charity Trip With Oxfam