Update 6/30: Yep, Rooney Mara is negotiations to take on the role of Jessica Hyde.
6/23: With HBO recently halting production on David Fincher‘s music video world set “Videosyncrazy,” it seems the director is pivoting fast to one of his other brewing projects at the cable company. His remake of the Brit series “Utopia” now looks to be cooking, and it will mark a reunion with an actress whose career he helped break.
Jeff Sneider from The Wrap reports that Rooney Mara is in talks to star in “Utopia,” with the entire first season set to be helmed by Fincher, and “Gone Girl” writer Gillian Flynn penning the scripts. The show follows a group of people who get their hands on a cult graphic novel called “The Utopia Experiments,” which has predicted no shortage of disasters. An organization known only as The Network hunts them down as the group tries to prevent the next disaster foretold in the pages of the manuscript from happening.
Since Sneider only tweeted the news, there’s no other word on what character Mara may play, or when production might start, but we hope there’s more news soon.