The bestselling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets a U.S. film adaptation later this year, and director David Fincher chose Rooney Mara to undergo the transformation into the pallid, computer-hacking protagonist, Lisbeth Salander. For Mara, that process began with a jet-black, lopsided, partially shaved hairdo. It then proceeded to bleached eyebrows and an anatomically diverse slew of piercings: ears, eyebrow, nose, lip, nipples. But early on in the process, she thought she was at the end of her makeover rope. "On a Monday morning, David called me in, and I said, 'What do you want me to do with my hair now?'" Rooney recalled to W. "He told me I had the part."