Peter Jackson gets his girl

We were mildly curious about Peter Jackson’s long in development project to adapt Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel The Lovely Bones.?

And we got really curious when it was announced that both Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling would be starring in the movie. They’re playing the parents of murdered girl Susie Salmon.? The young girl dies a violent death and watches the aftermath and toll her death takes on her family from heaven.

Now Peter Jackson has cast Susie Salmon and the role will be played by a young actress known as Saoirse Ronan. ? Looks like she’s done some television work and has appeared in a few movies.? She’ll be starring in the Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones movie about Harry Houdini tentatively titled Death Defying Acts. ?

Remember, Jackson has had incredible luck or skills in casting young actresses.? Look no further than his discoveries of Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey in Heavenly Creatures. ?

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