MARA TO BE THE GIRL WITH 'SIDE EFFECTS'
Fresh off getting her first Oscar nomination for her performance in THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Rooney Mara has found her next project, coming onboard to star in Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS, Variety's Justin Kroll reports. She replaces Blake Lively and joins a cast that now includes Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Story revolves around a young woman who is taking large amounts of prescription drugs to deal with anxiety and depression surrounding her husband's upcoming release from prison. SIDE EFFECTS is the first film Mara has boarded since she finished shooting DRAGON TATTOO last June. Sources say Mara had been weighing a handful of offers over the last couple months, including roles in Lionsgate's PRIDE PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and the untitled Kathryn Bigelow-Mark Boal bin Laden project, but she wanted to make sure she picked the right project following THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.