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Rooney Mara to Star in BROOKLYN

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Rooney Mara to Star in BROOKLYN

Rooney Mara Rooney Mara is quite busy lady these days. You already know that she’s on board for Steven Soderberg‘s The Bitter Pill as well as Terrence Malick‘s Lawless, but all of the sudden comes the word that she’ll also star as the lead in the project simply titled Brooklyn. The whole thing is actually an adaptation of Colm Toibin‘s best-selling novel of the same name which follows a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the American who wins her heart. So, Mara is set to star as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman in the 1950s unable to find work at home and is persuaded by Father Flood to emigrate to New York. Her initial stint in the Big Apple is dry, as her life revolves around work in a department store, night school for bookkeeping and she is confined by the strict rules of the boarding house in which she lives. She soon falls in love with an Italian plumber, but a letter from back home changes her life all over again. Nick Hornby is on board to pen the screenplay, and the $25 million adaptation of Brooklyn is set to shoot in the two locations in the Spring of 2013. We’ll keep an eye on Brooklyn, make sure you stay tuned!

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