Once it was a bit shameful for an actor to do TV shows after a couple of years spent on the big screens. These times are essentially over as more and more actors from Hollywood are appearing on #Television shows, making their transaction to the small screen quite successfully. A good example is Matthew McConaughey in True Detective. The Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara is set to become the latest actress to join this tendency, after she's reportedly in extensive talks to star in David Fincher's newest TV #Show project called Utopia.
David Fincher and Rooney Mara already collaborated on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which earned Mara her first Oscar nomination as the best lead actress of the year 2011. Although she didn't win in 2011, Mara's career has been on the rise ever since, as she recently won the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Carol. She is about to appear in two more movies this year: The Secret Scripture by Jim Sheridan and Pan by Joe Wright.
Mara's has become one of the busiest actresses of our time, so at first glance it seems unlikely that she would have the time for a TV show. However her collaboration with Fincher on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network proved to be fruitful, to say the least. Both the director and the actress are high on each other, and Fincher reportedly convinced Mara to join him at HBO.
Mara is to play Jessica Hyde on the show, which focuses on a group of die-hard fans of an iconic, underground novel. When they find out that the author has secretly written a sequel for the book, they soon find themselves in their own thriller as they try to find out the true meaning of the novel. This looks like such a twisted story that Mara simply shouldn't refuse the casting call, and Fincher is seemingly helping the cause: he's assisting the actress to find enough free time in her busy schedule.
Fincher will direct all the episodes of season one, while Gone Girl's author Gillian Flynn has written the scripts for the show. Utopia is based on the British TV show with the same name that was created by Dennis Kelly and aired on Channel 4. Fincher's version of the show will premiere on HBO in the near future, with lots of new, promising TV series already on the way such as American Gods, Hyperion or Houdini & Doyle.