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Rooney Mara in Talks to Play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan Origin Movie

March 13, 2014, 5:56 am GMT

The 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star is eyed to play the Native American princess in the adventure fantasy movie to be directed by Joe Wright.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara is circling a female lead role in "Pan (2015)". The Wrap learns that "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" star is in negotiations to play Native American princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' Peter Pan origin film that will hit U.S. theaters on July 17, 2015.

Who will play the title role is still unclear, but Garrett Hedlund is expected to play Captain Hook and Hugh Jackman will portray Blackbeard. Joe Wright ("Pride and Prejudice") is on board to helm the project based on the script by "Ice Age: Continental Drift" writer Jason Fuchs.

The villain is Blackbeard as this movie will focus on the years when Peter Pan and Hook were close friends before they got estranged later. It is scheduled to open June 26, 2015 in the U.S., against "Ted 2".

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