By Romeo San Vicente Casting and recasting: Mara in for Mia in Carol Things change. Rooney Mara (Her) will now be playing the lead in Carol, the adaptation of lesbian author Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. Mia Wasikowska was originally cast in the main role as a young woman named Therese who falls for an older married woman (to be played by Cate Blanchett, probably perfectly), but she’s dropped out. Enter Mara, whose arty lesbian fanbase was solidified by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Side Effects, and who can seemingly do no wrong; she’s a wise choice when you want to cool-up your cast list. Furthermore, with Todd Haynes as director, an adapted screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, Christine Vachon as…Read More
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