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Morning Shots: The 'Dragon' Lady, Archie's Groove, And Audience Failures

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You may have heard yesterday that largely unknown actress Rooney Mara was cast as Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming David Fincher adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Better her than someone famous and inappropriate, I suppose.

I had a horrible dream last night that I woke up this morning and found that The New York Times had written a piece about Archie Comics in which it referred to Archie as a "playa," and then I woke up and OH NO OH NO OH NO.

Cinematical looks into reports of a possible arrangement where you'd get the opportunity to watch a movie at home one month after its theatrical release for ... $50. That's a rental, not a purchase.

In my continuing attempts to present the Ted Mosby/Josh Radnor newswire, I should tell you that Radnor's film Happythankyoumoreplease, which was well-received at Sundance in spite of that awful title, has changed distributors, but is apparently still on track for a theatrical release.

As you know if you've followed Morning Shots during the times when it's been covered by our fearless Beach Boys correspondent Marc Hirsh, the Boys have been noodling around with public comments about a reunion, and Brian Wilson has now helped clear things up by saying "We don't know yet" as well as "I don't think so." Thanks for that, Specifics McGee.

Oh, hey, people in bands? Before you go diving into the crowd, make sure that somebody is going to catch you. This message brought to you by Los Campesinos! (exclamation point theirs).

I really wish the Associated Press had reached terms with I Can Haz Cheezburger for use of its photos. I'm not sure why, I just ... wish it. (via Valleywag)