Empire have released this cover for their upcoming November issue, in the process giving us a new look at Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara for David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.’ In the film Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander, the young heroine who investigates the Vanger family with journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig). Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Steven Berkoff, David Dencik, Yorick van Wageningen, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Mathilda von Essen and Goran Visnjic also star. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is based on the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, which altogether have sold over 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian, while Trent Reznor is on score duty, making this the second feature collaboration between Reznor and director David Fincher after ‘The Social Network’ – which earned Reznor an Academy Award. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is to be released in cinemas December 21st. Check out what Rooney Mara had to say about Lisbeth Salander:

“There were discussions early on where people were like, ‘She’s a superhero!’ And you go, ‘No, she’s not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she’s far more complex than a superhero. She’s been compromised. She’s been subjugated. She’s been marginalised. She’s been swept into the gutter and she’s had a part in it. She dresses like trash because she’s someone who has been betraued and hurt so badly, by forces beyond her control, that she’s just decided to be refuse. She can sit anywhere she wants on the bus, because nobody wants to deal with her.”