The ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ star was tapped to play a Native American character in the live-action adaptation of Disney classic ‘Peter Pan,’ leading to accusations of white-washing.
Actress Rooney Mara has been cast as Tiger Lily in ‘Pan,’ a Peter Pan reboot.
Rooney Mara is on her way to Neverland, but not everyone is happy about it.
The 28-year-old actress will play Tiger Lily in “Pan,” a live-action adaptation of “Peter Pan” helmed by “Atonement” director Joe Wright, Variety reported.
Mara joins Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund in the film, a twist on the classic fairytale. In the world of “Pan,” Peter is an orphan kidnapped by pirates and taken to Neverland where he must face off against Blackbeard.
But Mara’s casting as Native American princess Tiger Lily provoked a backlash among Twitter users and Internet commenters, who felt that the role should have gone to an actress of color.
“Rooney Mara is an incredibly gifted, insightful artist. But come on. You couldn’t find a Native American actress to play Tiger Lily?!?!” one user wrote.
“Rooney Mara cast as Tiger Lily in new Peter Pan film because there are clearly no Native American actresses,” another wrote.
Perhaps anticipating backlash, the studio pointed out to Variety that the Tiger Lily of “Pan” would be a different version of the Disney character.
“The studio took on exhaustive search in finding the right girl to play Lily, looking at other actresses such as Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ thespian Adele Exarchopoulos before going out to Mara for the role,” Variety reported.
“The world being created is multiracial/international — and a very different character than previously imagined.”
First appereance for our beautiful Rooney in this 2014:
Actress Rooney Mara, wearing Diane Von Furstenberg, attends Diane Von Furstenberg’s Journey of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration at May Company Building at LACMA West on January 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
Unfortunately all that was around is a single one picture but gladly I got this in HQ.
Public Appereances > 2014 > Jan 10 | Diane Von Furstenberg’s Journey Of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration
I added HD screencaptures from Bluray disc of The Social Network featuring Rooney as Erica Albright.
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Movie Productions > 2010 – The Social Network > Bluray Screencaptures
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A major motion picture starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara will be filmed in the Greater Cincinnati area this spring.
“Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes and produced by industry veterans, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, is set in 1950s New York. The film is a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the relationship between a department-store clerk and an older, married woman.
The screenplay by Phyllis Nagy was adapted from the novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith.
Blanchett is an Australian actress known for several big films, including “Elizabeth,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Aviator.” She’s won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTAs and an Academy Award.
Mara made her acting debut in 2005. She’s been in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Social Network,” and starred as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission said production for the film will create hundreds of jobs and have a significant economic impact in our area.
Production offices open Jan. 1, 2014 and remain open likely until the end of May. In preparation, the film commission is scouting locations, introducing local crew and resources, and helping to identify everything “Cincinnati” for the movie.
Governor John Kasich signed legislation in 2012 that increased the tax incentive Ohio offers for film projects produced in the state for the next two years from $10 million a year to $20 million a year. According to the film commission, the tax incentive returns $1.20 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested.