07.12.07 by REELZ
According to Variety, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been cast as the lead in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold's bestselling novel about a young girl who is raped and murdered, and then watches from heaven as her family tries to move on. She will join Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling in the cast.
In other news, Clark Gregg (What Lies Beneath) has written and will be directing an adaption of Choke, a gritty story about a sex addict/living-history village actor who fakes choking in restaurants to get attention, free meals, and enough money to support his crazy mother's nursing home bills. The book was written by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, so you know it's hard core.
The film, which is set to start shooting in New Jersey this week (according to AintItCoolNews), will star Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston.