David Fincher Wants ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Topless Rooney Mara Poster

The director revealed some of his promotional plans for the stateside remake of Stieg Larsson’s blockbuster novel.

David Fincher wants a topless Rooney Mara for his poster
David Fincher wants a topless Rooney Mara for his poster
During a recent interview, The Social Network director David Fincher unveiled a promotional photo he hopes to use for his next film, a stateside remake of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The photo features star Daniel Craig half-hidden behind his co-star Rooney Mara, who is naked from the waist up and looking directly into the camera. The pair star as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander in this upcoming mystery, and the photo is said to be black and white, beautiful, and very artistic.

David Fincher doesn't believe he'll actually be allowed by the studio to use this photo for the poster as it now stands. It is possible, however, that he could turn this photo featuring a topless Rooney Mara into a viral poster only available on the internet.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released December 21st, 2011 and stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Yorick van Wageningen, Steven Berkoff. The film is directed by David Fincher.

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  1. Josh

    @vacaslocas I doubt they need to entice people to see this. The books have such a huge following, there's no way this movie will not be a hit. The cheques practically write themselves, especially when they print on the posters/trailers: "from the director of Se7en, Zodiac, and The Social Network."

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. vacaslocas


    4 years agoby @vacaslocasFlag

  3. Pjwolsker

    @Lord i get what your saying. i guess i shouldnt say anything till ive read the books though ha

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  4. Lordvader808

    @Pjwolsker: I'm all for giving peeps chances to play roles but Noomi's "lisbeth" is an original classic. It's like saying brad pitt can play Han Solo instead of Harrison Ford. You can't compare. However, I will be seeing to the movie with an open mind, yet with Noomi on my mind haha

    4 years agoby @lordvader808Flag

  5. Pjwolsker

    @Justice give her a f*ckin chance. david fincher obviously wouldnt have picked her if she wasnt good

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  6. Justice Kowaleski

    i just finished reading the girl who kicked the honets nest :) and this chick is not Lisbeth Salander
    Noomi Rapace please come show this chick how its done

    4 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag


    @Skywise: This isn't a remake. Its an American adaption so I wouldn't actually classify the Swedish films the "originals". I just thought I'd point that out...

    4 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  8. skywise

    I have not seen the originals nor have i read the novels but i am very interested to see this film as i am a pretty big Fincher fan. I guess i should go watch the originals at the very least.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @Narrator: I know Fincher won't disappoint so I'm stoked as well. As weird as she looks, she just doesn't feel like Lisbeth to me. BUT, we'll see once I see the movie..or at least when a trailer gets up. :p

    @Diaigma: The poster...or the film itself?

    4 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  10. Lordvader808

    Rooney has some VERY big shoes to fill after following in Noomi's place. This photo shows her looking sickly vs. some weird introvert.

    I think Noomi should've played this character again (personally nobody could pull this off).

    4 years agoby @lordvader808Flag

  11. thedude-abides

    I never get stuff like this. Is there some significance to her being naked?

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. Diaigma

    Don't know if I should be excited about this or not :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  13. Cripple

    Funny, I wanted the exact same poster.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. the Narrator

    Agreed Screeny. Craig is a f*cking fit. Mara, on the other hand, has yet to prove herself. And from the images released, they're really going over-board with her style and such. Rapace was never off putting for me, but every photo of Mara looks sickly and disturbed, like they want to make sure the audience gets how weird she is. Like we can't tell. Lol. But whatever, I'm so f*cking stoked for the film.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag


    I'm still not thrilled about the casting choice of Lisbeth. Rooney Mara just doesn't feel right to me. Craig as Mikael is perfect though.

    4 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  16. the Narrator

    At least let it be a viral poster, if not the theatrical teaser poster. Fincher is a specific filmmaker and he almost always knows what he wants from his product. Let him have his way.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  17. Dan

    They're a bunch of prudes if they don't allow him the poster. It's just boobs, people.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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