Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Book to Movie news...

When I read the book years ago, I didn't think of it as movie material. However, as it happens so often, Hollywood saw the potential and the rest is history. Gorgeous Rachel Weisz is cast as the mother...

She might not be fighting mummies in the next installment of The Mummy, but Rachel Weisz has found a project that should be a little bit sweeter -- a starring role in Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller, The Lovely Bones. According to Variety, "Weisz will play the mother of a young girl who is abducted and is feared to have been murdered." I presume that means she will play Abigail Salmon, the mother of Susie, the young girl who narrates the novel from heaven. For those unfamiliar with the book, it's about the young Susie (who is raped, murdered and dismembered) in heaven, as she watches her friends and family cope with her death and go about their lives. There are no other cast for the film that DreamWorks picked up in May, but there should be more soon, as production is set to begin this October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.

I am sure that I will venture to the theater when it comes out. And I am really happy for Alice Sebold the author of The Lovely Bones. Did she ever expect the book to shoot to best seller status and become a film? Her book Lucky is equally good, if not better than The Lovely Bones. I'm so happy and excited for the author when the fruits of their labor is put on the big screen. Way to go Alice!

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