Rachel Weisz has signed on to star in Peter Jackson’s $65 million adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” for DreamWorks & Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Alice Sebold’s 2002 best-seller, the story is told through the voice of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is murdered but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death.
She witnesses the impact of her loss on her loved ones, while her killer skillfully covers his tracks and prepares to murder again.
Weisz will play the mother of the dead girl, a role that will be expanded in the film. Shooting begins October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.