David Fincher And His Lisbeth Salander Get the Full Lynn Hirschberg Treatment
In next month’s issue of W , Lynn Hirschberg tries to decipher why director David Fincher went with Rooney Mara to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo . Given that the movie is the first in “the biggest movie franchise since Harry Potter ,” the audition process was bound to be contentious. Comparisons end there, however. The scene that would-be Lisbeths had to read departs a …
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‘Barney’s Version’ brings final Richler novel to life
Richard J. Lewis, like a lot of Canadian Jews, read Mordecai Richler’s triumphant final work, “Barney’s Version,” when it came out in 1997. Fresh from his successful adaptation of another comic Canadian novel, “Whale Music,” Lewis set about writing the screenplay — without the rights, and on spec.
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Queen of the kingdom adjusts to life with her retinue
Jacki Weaver is calm about her Golden Globe and Oscar prospects, writes Garry Maddox.
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