Carey MulliganThe increasingly busy Carey Mulligan may have recently signed on to star in Wentworth Miller's upcoming drama 'Stoker,' but the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the rapidly approaching U.S. film adaptation of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' will go to somebody else.

"I can officially quash that rumor once and for all," Mulligan told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday. "It's not going to be me. But I'm excited to see it. I love the books and I think it will be great."

If it's not going to be Shia LaBoeuf's gal pal, then who will get to play Salander? The clock's a-ticking if the David Fincher-directed flick is going to be in the can in time for its slated Dec. 21, 2011 release date. So who is Sony considering? Carey MulliganThe increasingly busy Carey Mulligan may have recently signed on to star in Wentworth Miller's upcoming drama 'Stoker,' but the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the rapidly approaching U.S. film adaptation of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' will go to somebody else.

"I can officially quash that rumor once and for all," Mulligan told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday. "It's not going to be me. But I'm excited to see it. I love the books and I think it will be great."

If it's not going to be Shia LaBoeuf's gal pal, then who will get to play Salander? The clock's a-ticking if the David Fincher-directed flick is going to be in the can in time for its slated Dec. 21, 2011 release date. So who is Sony considering?

EW reports that 'Inception's' Ellen Page is still in the running, as is Mia Wasikowska, the Aussie who played the titular character in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.' Three other actresses from Down Under, Sarah Snook, Sophie Lowe and Emily Browning, are also being mentioned in connection with the role, as is 'A Nightmare on Elm Street's' Rooney Mara (who'll next appear in Fincher's upcoming 'The Social Network').

Whoever ultimately lands the part will be understandably stoked as Amy Pascal, Chairman of Sony Pictures summed up, it's "the role every actress in the world wants."

But, don't feel too sorry for Mulligan, whose dance card is quite full at the moment. Her starring turn as Winnie Gekko in the 'Wall Street' sequel 'Money Never Sleeps' hits theaters in Sepetmber, and the drama 'Never Let Me Go' will be released in October. This fall, the 25 year-old Oscar nominee is set to begin shooting Sam Mendes upcoming drama 'On Chesil Beach,' about a 1960's couple who remain virgins until their wedding night. No word yet on who will play the lucky husband in the adaptation of Ian McEwen's novel.
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