Update: Added a few more photos.
David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is currently filming right now in Los Angeles after having shot on location in Sweden and Switzerland late last year. As we reported back in August, the lead role of badass computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is being played by Rooney Mara (The Social Network, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and recently she was spotted out in public showing off her new haircut and piercings. Now the first official photos of Mara as Salander have turned up in this month’s issue of W Magazine.
It’s definitely a dramatic transformation for her, although if you ask me she is bordering on looking like a junkie. I think I still prefer Noomi Rapace’s look in the original Swedish film, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see how their actual performances compare. What do you think, are you happy with how her “ink” turned out? Are you surprised that David Fincher didn’t just add everything with CG afterward? Check out larger versions of the photos after the jump.