A lot of people were shocked when Rooney Mara was announced as the choice to play Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s re-adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Nobody had ever heard of her before, and many people expressed doubts over her ability to play the part. I was on board with her choice from the get-go, but once people saw her performance in The Social Network, people became very excited about her playing Salander. Now, the first photos of her in character have been released thanks to W Magazine, who ran an interview with Mara along with a photo-shoot of her in character. These aren’t official stills, but they’ll do for now. Click here for the interview and the rest of the photos.