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. Posted 07.12.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) has joined the cast of The Lovely Bones, the highly-anticipated next feature from Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong).
According to Variety, "Weisz will play the mother of a young girl who is abducted and is feared to have been murdered."
While other casting news for Lovely Bones has been scarce as of yet, expect more news to follow soon with production slated to begin in October.
Dreamworks will produce the project with Paramount handling distribution. Posted 06.12.07 by reelz