Stanley Tucci is in negotiations to play killer George Harvey in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” for DreamWorks Pictures says Reuters.
Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling play the parents of Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan), a 14-year-old who has been raped and killed by a neighbor she refers to as Mr. Harvey.
Alice Sebold’s best-selling 2002 novel is told from the perspective of Susie, who looks down on her family and Harvey from the afterlife.
Jackson acquired rights to the acclaimed book and adapted it for the screen with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. Shooting begins in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.