Rooney Mara has replaced Mia Wasikowka in the Todd Haynes' film Carol.

The film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths's novel The Price of Salt.

Haynes spoke of Mara's addition to the cast, "We're over the moon to have Rooney on board. I've been a tremendous admirer of her work from the beginning, so the thought of bringing her together with Cate [Blanchett] on-screen is thrilling to say the least."

Carol is set in the 1950s and focuses on a love affair between a store clerk (Mara) and a woman in an unhappy marriage (Blanchett).

Wasikowska was cast to play the role in May but Mara has since replaced her in the role.