Girls with guns – Kate Mara
In 2007, Mara appeared in the comedy Full of It with Ryan Pinkston for New Line Cinema. She was also featured in an advertising campaign for clothing retailer Gap called, “khakis with attitude.” Mara appeared in Shooter, a thriller about a master sniper lured out of retirement to prevent an assassination, based on the novel Point of Impact. Mara played Kentucky widow Sarah Fenn, the love interest of Mark Wahlberg’s character’s partner, and then Mark Wahlberg’s character himself. She adopted a southern dialect for the role. Director Antoine Fuqua immediately felt Mara was right for the part when she auditioned.
Also in 2007, Mara finished the film Transsiberian by Brad Anderson, the director of The Machinist (2004). Transsiberian takes place on the Trans-Siberian Railway that runs from China to Moscow. The cast includes Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley, Eduardo Noriega, and Emily Mortimer. Mara spent three months shooting the thriller in Vilnius, Lithuania, starting in December 2006. The film also shot on location in Beijing and Russia. Mara describes her character as “dark”, “mysterious”, “sort of goth”, and doesn’t talk much.
Mara will also star in Stone of Destiny, written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. The film tells the story of the theft of the Stone of Scone on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, supposedly the pillow stone used by Jacob in the Bible, was removed from Westminster Abbey and returned to Scotland. Mara plays Kay Matheson, one of four students that removed the stone. The period “adventure-comedy” co-stars Charlie Cox and filming is set to begin in June 2007 in Glasgow and Arbroath Abbey. A 2008 release is scheduled for the film.