The winning actress is none other than twenty-five-year-old actress Rooney Mara, from recent films Youth in Revolt and A Nightmare on Elm Street, plus the upcoming The Social Network.
Sony has announced that Mara will star as Lisbeth Salander, alongside Daniel Craig's Mikael Blomkvist, in the adaptation, which will begin production next month in Sweden before hitting theaters on December 21, 2011. Though other big-name young stars have reportedly circled the part, it's not a huge surprise that Mara was chosen -- her name has been in the ring for a while now.
As Salander, she'll be a tough and punky computer hacker with a low tolerance for male misogyny and violence against women, who teams up with Blomkvist to solve a strange series of murders that seem to be linked to one heiress' disappearance decades earlier.
Rapace wowed audiences with her performance, and these are huge shoes for Mara to fill. Think she can do it? Share your thoughts below.