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Rooney Mara to play journalist

Rooney Mara could be set to star in A House In The Sky.

Deadline reported that the movie is being developed as a starring vehicle for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress.

As well as producing the movie, Rooney would play the lead role of a Canadian journalist who was abducted in Somalia in 2008.

The film is based on Amanda Lindhout's best-selling memoir about her 15 months in captivity after she was taken at gunpoint in Mogadishu while on her way to conduct interviews at a refugee camp.

The 27-year-old reporter was kept in chains, and subjected to torture and rape.

According to the report, Rooney's team found the story and brought it to Annapurna Pictures, which has optioned rights to the book.

Rooney recently completed filming Stephen Daldry's drama Trash alongside Martin Sheen and is Tiger Lily in the new live-action Pan film.

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