The girl with the dragon tattoo has set her sights on Neverland.
Rooney Mara, perhaps best known for playing computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is reportedly in negotiations to star in “Pan,” Warner Bros. and director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the Peter Pan legend.
According to TheWrap.com, Mara would play Tiger Lily, a tribal princess and ally of Pan’s, and a sworn enemy of Captain Hook.
Assuming negotiations pan out, Mara becomes the latest high-profile name aboard Wright’s unconventional retelling of the Peter Pan origin. The film is said to focus on Peter’s transformation from an unassuming London youth to the care-free hero of folklore legend. That journey involves Pan working side-by-side with a young man who will eventually become known as Captain Hook, played by “Tron Legacy” and “On the Road” actor Garrett Hedlund .
Although Hook and Pan eventually become enemies, the two begin as friends, operating on behalf of the nefarious pirate Blackbeard — a role that’s been carved out for “Wolverine” veteran Hugh Jackman . The role of Peter Pan remains uncast.
“Pan” is currently scheduled to fly into theaters on July 17, 2015. It’s a well-worn release date by now; Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel was previously expected to soar on that date, before moving to May 2016. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is now scheduled to compete opposite “Pan.”
What do you make of Mara’s casting as Tiger Lily?