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Rooney Mara is threatening to become the belle of violent hard-R cinema.

The striking star of David Fincher’s upcoming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is in talks to join Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy, according to a source close to the production. Twitch Film first reported the news that Mara, who made an enormous impression in just a few scenes as Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-girlfriend in The Social Network, was considering a leading role in Oldboy.

The 2003 South Korean revenge film, about a man seeking vengeance after 15 years of mysterious confinement, shocked audiences with its gruesome depictions of violence. Mara would play the chef who connects with the newly-free man and helps him seek justice.

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