Saoirse Ronan Has Lovely Bones

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan will join Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” for DreamWorks & Paramount.

Ronan will play Susie Salmon, the central character in Alice Sebold’s 2002 best-seller. The story is told through the voice of Susie, 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. Shooting begins in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.