First Look at Rooney Mara on the Set of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Last month it was officially announced that Rooney Mara had been cast as the lead role in David Fincher's new film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She is taking on the role of Lisbeth Salander in the story who is a brilliant but troubled computer hacker who helps unravel a decades-long murder mystery. has posted a few small photos of Rooney as the character on the films Los Angeles set. The film also stars Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright and Max von Sydow.

The adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel is set to come out on December 21st 2011. Check out the images below and hit us up with your thoughts on Rooney as the main character.

Here's a description of the story:

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

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