Saoirse Ronan to Topline ‘The Lovely Bones’ For Peter Jackson

Saoirse Ronan has joined Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones for DreamWorks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ronan will play Susie Salmon, the central character in Alice Sebold’s book. In the 2002 best-seller, the story is told through the voice of Sussie, a young girl who is murdered but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death. She witnesses the impact of her death on her loved ones, while her killer skillfully covers his tracks and prepares to murder again. Weisz and Gosling are playing the grieving parents in “Bones,” whose script was written by Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh.

Source: Hollywood Reporter