‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ sequel unlikely to happen, says Rooney Mara

Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' was originally supposed to come out in 2013

The long-delayed sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is now unlikely to happen, Rooney Mara has revealed.

Mara starred as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson best-selling novel, opposite Daniel Craig as investigative journalist Mikael Blomqvist. Directed by David Fincher, the film opened in December 2011 and took $233 million (£147 million) at the box office worldwide – a total Sony Pictures later called a “modest loss”.

A sequel based on Larsson’s second novel The Girl Who Played With Fire was supposed to come out in 2013, but has been repeatedly delayed. Last September (2014) Fincher said that a script with “huge potential” was being developed. “I think because Sony already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something,” he said at the time.

However, Mara has now scotched hopes that the sequel will make it to the screen. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” she told E!. “I’m sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards.”

Mara received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, whose cast also included Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard and Christopher Plummer. Trent Reznor and Atticus won a Grammy for their acclaimed score.