Wednesday morning the world got their first official look at the new Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The role was originated by Scandinavian actress Noomi Rapace, and is being reinvented by Rooney Mara for American audiences. The film is directed by David Fincher, and even though he’s known for his signature style he obviously tries to keep the characters as close to the book as possible. More photos have surfaced on the net that feature Mara as her alter ego, and they give us a better idea of what we can expect from her and the film. Take a look…

Mara was chosen as the cover girl for W Magazine’s “Movie Issue” which highlights the best films that 2011 will have to offer. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on December 21, and co-stars Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Steven Berkoff, David Dencik and Alexandra Daddario.

The film centers on a middle-aged journalist who joins forces with a private investigator named Lisbeth Salander to solve a missing persons case that’s been open for decades. Craig plays the journalist, who’ll work alongside Mara as the young investigator.

What do you think of the new photos of Mara as Lisbeth? Does she fit the part?

Source: W Magazine