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We! Are! Mara!

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 23, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 23, 2009 |

I’m a much bigger fan of Kate Mara than I have any right to be. She’s been around for a decade, but has never really made a huge name for herself, starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in The Shooter and as the fiancee of a deceased football player in We Are Marshall (appropriate, as she’s also the great-great grandaughter of both the founders of the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers). She’s been in a couple of smaller movies over the last couple of years (Transsiberian, Stone of Destiny) but she still hasn’t quite broken through. That may finally change, however, as she’s been cast in the highest-profile movie of her career, even if the role may be inconsequential.

Indeed, Kate Mara has just been added to the cast of Iron Man 2 (already in production) in an unspecified role; Clark Gregg has also returned, reprising his role from the original — Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Turns out, Mara also has a sister, named apparently after the great-great grandfather that founded the Steelers (Art Rooney). Rooney Mara — who already has a small role in the forthcoming Youth in Revolt (alongside Michael Cera), has also been cast in a high-profile role. She’ll takeover the Nancy role (first played by Heather Langenkamp) in the upcoming remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, which has already cast its Freddy — Jackie Earle Haley.

And so, good for the Mara sisters. Granted, they’re already rich as hell, but it’s always nice to see the rich get richer, isn’t it?

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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