Friday, July 27, 2007
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon is the latest to join the cast of 'The
Lovely Bones' that already has Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling. The
film, which will be directed by Peter Jackson, is a big screen
adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-seller by the same name, reports
The film is the story of a girl, Susie Salmon, who is brutally
raped and murdered. But after death, she continues to watch her
family from heaven. Salmon, who is the narrator in the story, sees
that her family is grieving her loss, while her slayer succeeds in
covering up the crime and starts preparing for his next murder.
Gosling and Weisz will play the girl's parents with Stanley
Tucci as the killer. Jackson is penning the screenplay for the film
with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. The film will be shot in
Pennsylvania and New Zealand from October this year.