Important question: Will the bangs be back, too? They seem like an important part of this working relationship.
Over on Twitter, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider reports (tweets?) that Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara is in talks to reunite with her director David Fincher on his new HBO series Utopia. Look, here’s the tweet and everything:
TWITTER EXCLUSIVE: ROONEY MARA in talks to star in David Fincher's HBO series UTOPIA.— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) June 23, 2015
As /Film reminds us, Utopia is one of two HBO series Fincher is currently working on (the other is Videosyncrazy, a.k.a. Living On Video, a.k.a. Video Synchronicity), this one alongside Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn (such a good match). Fincher and Flynn’s Utopia is a remake of the U.K. series of the same name, which ran for two seasons between 2013 and 2014.
Although the show was cancelled after just two seasons, its premise is very intriguing, and it sounds like a solid fit for Fincher and Flynn. Over on Wikipedia, it is described as such:
“The story follows a small group of people who find themselves in possession of the manuscript sequel of a cult graphic novel called The Utopia Experiments which is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century. This leads them to be targeted by an organisation known as The Network, which they must avoid to survive. Using the manuscript, they must uncover the meaning hidden in its pages before the disasters depicted become reality.”
There is no word on which character Mara would play in the new series (or even how much Fincher and Flynn plan to adhere to the character design of the original series), but Sneider does note that this would be for a starring role. A further look at the show’s Wikipedia page (What? I don’t live in England! This is my lifeline to British TV!) reveals a few options that would suit the actress, including Jessica Hyde, “a woman who has been on the run from The Network for as long as she can remember. Her father, Philip Carvel, created the Utopia manuscripts” or Becky, a “soon-to-be post-grad student. Her mother died when she was young; in her late teens, her father contracted a mysterious illness. Convinced there is a conspiracy surrounding her father's death connected to the Utopia manuscript, she is determined to find out the truth. She is revealed to have the mysterious Deel’s syndrome, for which she has been taking medication to stop the symptoms.”
Last we heard, Fincher was set to direct the show’s entire first season, which sounds pretty damn good to us.