Rooney MaraThe wait is over. Rooney Mara has nabbed the starring role in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestseller 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Sony Pictures announced Monday. Mara, who previously appeared in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and will next be seen in 'The Social Network,' will play Lisbeth Salander, a fearless genius tormented by a terrible childhood, in the crime thriller.