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The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids Lead MTV Movie Awards Nods

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the nominations at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

The action film and the comedy motion picture both have eight nods apiece, which will see them go up against each other for Best Cast and Movie of the Year alongside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy - will see her take on Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig for Best Female Performance, as well as Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Rooney is also up for Breakthrough Performance and Best On-Screen Transformation for her portrayal of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English language version of the Swedish thriller alongside Daniel Craig.

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Box Office Breakdown: M:I-4 Continues to Outrun Competition

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Despite the major competition over the holiday weekend, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol took number 1 at the box office for the second week in a row with $29.6 million.

Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows kept its number 2 spot with $21 million, while the family film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked moved up one spot to number 3 with $16.4 million. The highly-anticipated David Fincher film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was bumped down to number 4 with $14.8 million, and Steven Spielberg's War Horse rounded out the Top 5 at $14.4 million.

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Rooney Mara: Dragon Tattoo Made Me More Masculine

Rooney Mara as Lisabeth SalanderRooney Mara says appearing in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has made her less feminine. The 26-year-old actress admits aspects of playing the rebellious Lisbeth Salander in the new movie stayed with her and has changed her style.

"Before I got the part I was definitely more feminine and girlie. I wore a lot of pale shades and I haven't really rediscovered that yet. I've kept with the black and dark colors."

In the movie, Rooney's psychologically-damaged character exacts revenge on her rapist, but despite the graphic nature of some of her scenes, the actress insists they didn't affect her because of the physical transformation she underwent for the role: "Because Lisbeth looked so different to me with the tattoos and piercings, it just never really felt like me so I didn't feel strange or embarrassed."

As part of her research, Rooney spent two months in Sweden - where the story is set - before the filming began and found the experience very helpful: "It was incredibly helpful because you can't really understand the characters until you've spent part of a winter there. For me, the cold and the dark were really difficult to overcome."

Quote of the Day: Noomi Rapace on Lisabeth Salander

Noomi Rapace as Lisabeth Salander

"I felt like she lived in me... My Lisbeth was my Lisbeth. I gave her my life and my soul for one-and-a-half years, and then I was finished. I’m so done with her... My whole body was just kind of throwing Lisbeth out of me. I was like, I don’t know who I am anymore! It’s almost like you’re coming out of a… It’s like you’ve loaned yourself to someone else."

- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows actress Noomi Rapace, reflecting on her portrayal of Lisabeth Salander in the original adaptations of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.

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VIDEO: Longer Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

Behold, the 8-minute long, new trailer for David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

While it serves as a more in-depth look at the plot for viewers who haven't seen the Swedish original, the new trailer also confirms for those who have seen the 2009 adaptation that Fincher isn't straying too far from the material. Additionally, it's always nice to get some extra footage of Rooney Mara being a general badass as Lisabeth Salander.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - which also stars Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer - comes out in theaters on December 21.

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VIDEO: Watch Fincher’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

Daniel Craig and Rooney MaraRemaking an already highly-acclaimed Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher had a lot to live up to. Columbia Pictures finally released the official trailer for the film, and -- as if you'd expect anything less from the guy who put out the amazing trailer for The Social Network -- it looks terrifyingly good.

Of course, hiring Daniel Craig as his lead actor didn't hurt.

Set to a Karen O and Trent Reznor cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," the trailer (seen after the jump) promises to be the "feel-bad movie of Christmas." Upon the trailer's release, some were quick to point out the many clues, revelations, and integral scenes interspersed among the quick cuts. I, for one, can't feel bad for anyone who hasn't seen the original trilogy. Furthermore, who's going to remember all the shots from a one minute and thirty-nine second trailer when the film hits theaters on December 21?

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Getting into Character: Rooney Mara as Dragon Tattoo’s Salander

Rooney Mara in The Social Network

If you've been wondering how Rooney Mara could go from playing a college student in The Social Network to playing a tattooed and pierced computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, wonder no more.

You can see a transformed Mara as Lisbeth Salander -- a role many actresses in Hollywood wanted -- after the jump.

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Rooney Mara Lands Coveted Dragon Tattoo Role

Rooney MaraI hope Emma Watson doesn’t regret cutting her hair now.

One of Hollywood’s most highly coveted parts has finally been cast. , most recently featured in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, will now play the lead in the remake of another film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Although a number of A-list actresses had reportedly been in contention for the role of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, director David Fincher decided to narrow his focus on lesser-known stars. Rooney, who will be seen later this year in The Social Network, was the one who eventually won the part over names like Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman and Mia Wasikowska.

Mara will alongside Daniel Craig, who was previously cast as journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Shooting on Tattoo will begin next month in time for a December 21, 2011 release.

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Did Emma Watson Cut Hair for Dragon Tattoo Role?

Emma Watson before and after haircut

Emma Watson’s daring new haircut may have been about more than just liberation.

According to reports, the Harry Potter actress recently chopped off her luscious locks to help land the role of Lisbeth Salander in , the big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novel. (The project is also a remake of the Swedish 2009 entry.)

“Emma has auditioned with director and cut her hair to look the part,” a source said. “The character of Lisbeth is a misfit with spiky hair.”

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Kristen Stewart is Not the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart is the fan pick for the next Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film project, which has already snagged Daniel Craig in the role of Mikael Blomkvist. The Girl of the title is a brilliant, troubled bisexual - and the role seems to fit K-Stew like a glove. Unfortunately, it looks like the girl better known as Bella Swan can’t possibly do the movie due to a scheduling conflict.

In a bitter twist of irony, Twi-hards won’t get to see K-Stew in Dragon Tattoo because they’ll be enjoying her in , which begins production at the same time as the aforementioned flick. Both films are scheduled to begin shooting in the fall; Breaking Dawn in Louisiana, Dragon Tattoo in Sweden.

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