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Emma Watson Cut Her Hair to Land Role in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

August 10, 2010 (8:15 am) GMT
The 'Harry Potter' star's new hair-do reportedly is not just a change of style, but to put herself in the running for the lead role in new movie 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.
Emma Watson

Actress chopped off her long locks to put herself in the running for the lead role in the Hollywood adaptation of "", according to a U.K. report. The "Harry Potter" star stunned fans when she debuted a short pixie crop earlier this month, but her new hairdo is believed to be more than just a change of style.

Watson is screen-testing for a role in the big budget remake of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy", according to Britain's The Sun. She is reportedly in talks to play the main female character, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, alongside .

A source tells the publication, "Emma has auditioned with director David Fincher and cut her hair to look the part. The character of Lisbeth is a misfit goth-type girl with spiky hair." Watson showed off her new look on her website, telling fans: "Cut my hair off a few days ago... Feels incredible. I love it. I've wanted to do this for years and years; it's the most liberating thing ever."

Other actresses tipped for the role include , and .

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