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Rooney Mara’s Potential: Beyond A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Relatively unknown actress Rooney Mara (Patricia Rooney Mara) is headlining the upcoming reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). Horror vixens and victims come and go. When you headline the remake of a beloved horror franchise that redefined the genre, that is a different story. When the original A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered on November 9, 1984, critics praised the film’s:

ability to rupture “the boundaries between the imaginary and real,” toying with audience perceptions. Some film historians interpreted this overriding theme as a social subtext, “the struggles of adolescents in American society”. Variety said the film was “A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy.”

Rooney Mara actually resisted the acting bug at a young age, even after her older sister, Kate Mara, made a career out the film industry. She told The Journal News that “it never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail.”

With a horror franchise in her pocket now that seems unlikely. (Spoiler ahead) She has already signed on to play Nancy Thompson in the sequence (end Spoiler) and lets not forget The Dream Warriors. Many fans of the A Nightmare on Elm Street will be looking forward to that particular saga of A Nightmare on Elm Street being retold. The buzz has been good for the film so far with its teaser trailer, movie trailer, pictures (safe, bloody), the bootleg tv commercial all being well received. Look at Amanda Righetti and how her popularity and marketability increased with stint in Friday the 13th (2010). The film sucked ass but some of the best scenes in the film involved Righetti, a great reel and business card for herself and her abilities in front of the camera.

Look for Rooney Mara next in The Social Network, directed by David Fincher.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. Her character breaks up with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, which inspires him to start the social networking website.

The Social Network should be a popular film as everyone in the world has heard of Facebook (and a large percentage use it) . Things are looking good for Rooney Mara and her career.

Update: Rooney Mara: Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

  • She does look like the girl next door. I mean Nancy is in the Final Girl Hall of Fame. We'll see how she does.

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