She’s done it again! Rooney Mara will be replacing Jessica Chastain in the film “The Secret Scripture” alongside Vanessa Redgrave.
The film is about a 100 year old woman (played by Vanessa Redgrave) who recounts her life and experience in mental institutions when she was young (played by Rooney Mara).
It will be directed by Jim Sheridan, the director of “My Left Foot”, which won Daniel Day-Lewis his first Oscar. Will this get Redgrave and Mara the double Oscar nominations like it did with Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart?
Rooney Mara is the brunette Jessica Chastain. She’s so winning that Oscar in the future.
Rooney Mara looks like Vanessa Redgrave more than Jessica Chastain
LOVED her in The Girl wth the Dragon Tattoo so I am excited to see what her career is going to be like. She reminds me of Castain a little bit but she always reminds me of Jennifer Jones and other golden age actresses due to her interesting film choices. I actually don’t think she has made one bad choice yet (even the Nightmare on Elm Street was a good one for her)
Strange that Mara was originally cast as Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, dropped and Chastain was chosen, and now the opposite has happened here. I wouldn’t think they’d be thought for in the same parts – they both convey something really different to me.