With Hollywood having not realized that she starred in the Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street, Rooney Mara has become a hot property. So hot in fact that she’s having trouble scheduling her numerous projects. Mara has dropped out of Mike Newell‘s adaptation of the Charles Dickens joint Great Expectations. And though she’s gone, casting is still trucking ahead.
Ralph Fiennes has been approached to play the mysterious escaped convict Magwitch who helps Jeremy Irvine‘s orphan Pip. Shooting is slated to begin this fall in order to be released by 2012 to time with Charles Dickens’ bicentennial. Although, I don’t see what the rush is. The bicentennial fans could easily go out and rent one of the 573,000 adaptations already in existence. (via The Playlist)