Some of you know Kate Mara. She’s done TV (“Law & Order: SVU”, “Everwood”, “Nip/Tuck”, “CSI: Miami” and a bunch more), and branched out into movies (Shooter, Brokeback Mountain, Transsiberian).
What you may not know is that she’s got a little sister, who’s also an actor. Her name’s Rooney Mara, and she’s also done quite a bit of TV (also “Law & Order: SVU”, and most recently a few episodes at the end of “ER”).
It’s good to be a Mara this week, because they’ve both landed pretty huge roles, which will certainly help their careers.
Kate has been cast in Iron Man 2. No details are available about the role, as of yet.
Rooney has (reportedly) been cast as Nancy Thompson in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Yes, the main character.
You can seel below how similar the two are. When I saw Rooney on “ER”, I knew that she had to be related to Kate Mara. Not only do they look alike, but they sound alike, and accentuate words the same way.
The new Nightmare on Elm Street movie hasn’t started filming yet. In fact, they haven’t even cast the new Freddie yet. (Chances of Robert Englund reviving his role are about as likely as me winning the Mega Millions.)
Though they haven’t started filming, or casting, they’ve set a release date already. Weird, I know.
Nightmare on Elm Street (part 3 trillion) will hit theaters April 16th, 2010. $50 says that’ll be delayed between now and then, but thats’ just me.
ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that studio execs have green lit a new Nightmare on Elm Street flick to start filming next year.
That may or may not be good news, depending on your feelings about the franchise. The bad news, for everyone, is that Robert Englund will not be returning as Freddie. Personally, I don’t see how you can make a movie in this franchise without him, but that’s just me.