Peter Jackson finds his Susie Salmon for LOVELY BONES!!!
Published at: July 12, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Looks like Peter has found his central actress for THE LOVELY BONES. The main character, Susie Salmon, is a young girl full of life who is violently murdered. She watches the impact her disappearance has on her family and friends from the afterlife.
Rachel Weisz was cast as her mother, Ryan Gosling was cast (surprisingly) as her father and now a young actress by the name of Saoirse Ronan has landed the lead role of the murdered girl. A little hunting found a few pictures of the young lass (click the below image for more, if it's not too creepy for you):
You'll be seeing a lot of this girl in the near future. She's going to topline THE CITY OF EMBER for MONSTER HOUSE director Gil Kenan and appear in DEATH DEFYING ACTS alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce, who plays Houdini.
Peter's got a pretty good track record with casting young actresses, particularly in the like-flick HEAVENLY CREATURES where he found Kate Winslet and one of my big crushes, Melanie Lynskey. Can't wait for this one. The script was outstanding, the cast is looking great... Can't wait.