Young Irish actress to star in new Peter Jackson’s Movie

Saoirse Ronan

By Andrea Clarke

YOUNG Irish actress has been cast in director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel The Lovely Bones.
The starlet will play Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old who has been raped and killed by a neighbour she refers to as Mr Harvey.
Susie watches over her parents, played by Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling, and her killer from heaven.
The Devil Wears Prada’s Stanley Tucci is in negotiations to play murderer George Harvey in the film.
Ronan, from Co. Carlow, is no stranger to the big screen.
The 13-year-old is currently filming the Tom Hanks produced City of Ember in Belfast and she has several movies awaiting release including Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce, and I Could Never Be Your Woman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd.
Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, penned the adapted screenplay with his long-time collaborators Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh.
Filming is due to begin in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand, with Jackson at the helm.