Carey Mulligan seems to have realised it’s simply not possible to keep making about 30 films a year forever, so she’s had to step back from starring in Spike Jonze’s untitled new movie. However the vacancy is not being left open, as Variety reports that that Rooney Mara is now in talks to replace Mulligan.
News of the project first surfaced last March, when it was believed that Spike Jonze would direct from a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Now it seems Spike Jonze will direct from his own screenplay, which revolves around a man who falls in love with a computer’s voice. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Samantha Morton are also attached to star.
If Rooney Mara’s deal is finalised, she will begin work on the untitled project after wrapping on Steven Soderbergh’s The Bitter Pill.