Rooney Mara looks into The Secret Scripture

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“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” alum Rooney Mara will star in the new film from Jim Sheridan (“In America”), “The Secret Scripture”.

According to Deadline, the film tells of a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir.

The movie, which originally had Jessica Chastain keen for the lead, is gearing up for a September shoot in Ireland.

Mara is playing the young Roseanne, with Vanessa Redgrave playing the older version of the same character.

Rooney, currently developing “A House in the Sky” with Anapurna Pictures, recently completed work on Joe Wright’s “Pan”.