Tuesday, May 1, 2012



Kate Mara
Jamie Bell and Kate Mara have been tapped to star in the romantic comedy Fighting Jacob. 

Variety reports that Bell will play, “Jacob ‘The Manic Maniac’ Rosenthal, an up-and-coming boxer whose extreme OCD is the key to his success in the ring.”  Bell suffers a devastating breakup with Mara’s character, after which he must re-evaluate his life and find a medium between his happiness and success as a fighter. Charlie McDowell (Bye Bye Benjamin) will direct.

Bell is currently filming the promising thriller Snow Piercer with director Bong Joon-ho, while Mara is busy shooting David Fincher’s Netflix series House of Cards with Kevin Spacey.

Production on Fighting Jacob is slated to begin this summer in Los Angeles.

If you were wondering Kate Mara and Rooney Mara are sisters, Rooney most recently got an Academy Nomination for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, seeing that in The Girl that Played with Fire, Lisbeth’s sister is introduced in the book, wouldn’t it be cool if Kate played her? After all Kate is already working with director David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) on his latest project, so her casting could be a possibility if the film does get made!

The Mara Sisters (Rooney & Kata)

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