31 DreamWorks did not acquire the rights to the novel, and Ramsay was eventually detached from the project as, she says, filmFour wanted a version more faithful to the novel. 29 In April 2004, producers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa boyens entered negotiations to develop the project. 32 Jackson described the book as "a wonderfully emotional and powerful story. Like all the best fantasy, it has a solid grounding in the real world." 33 by january 2005, jackson and Walsh planned to independently purchase film rights and to seek studio financing after a script had been developed. The producers sought to begin adapting a spec script for The lovely bones in January 2006, with the goal of script completion and budget estimation by the following may. 34 Jackson explained he enjoyed the novel because he found it "curiously optimistic" and uplifting because of the narrator's sense of humor, adding there was a difference between its tone and subject matter. He felt very few films dealt with the loss of a loved one.
The, lovely, bones review and exclusive video report
25 by february 2001, lynne ramsay was hired to direct and write the film adaptation of the novel., channel 4 shut down Film4, causing Hollywood studios and producers to pursue acquisition of feature film rights to The lovely bones, which had spent multiple weeks. The film adaptation, which had been estimated at a budget of 15 million, remained with Channel 4 under its newly developed inhouse film unit, with Ramsay still contracted to write and direct. By october 2002, ramsay was writing the script with fellow screenwriter liana dognini, with filming planned for summer 2003. 26 Author Sebold was invited by the producers to provide reviews input on the project. 28 Ramsay, who had read the novel in manuscript prior to publication, said in 2012 that her adaptation departed from it significantly. The scenes with Susie in heaven would have been depicted purely as her father's imagination. He would have become friends with. Harvey, never suspecting him of having killed his daughter. "I really didn't like the my little pony, she's-in-heaven, everything's-O. Aspect she told The new York times in 2012., the studio dreamWorks negotiated a first look deal with producer peyronnet, 30 after DreamWorks co-founder Steven Spielberg expressed interest in the project.
Michalka was better known as a musician prior to her casting. 23 Carolyn Dando as Ruth Connors, a classmate of Susie's. 19 24 Jackson stated that, after he had searched all over the world for the role, he ultimately chose to cast Dando, a relatively unknown actress, who was working as a waitress before her casting. 19 nikki soohoo as Denise "Holly" le ang, susie's best friend in heaven and another of Harvey's victims. Jake abel as Brian Nelson Thomas McCarthy as Principal Caden Andrew James Allen as Samuel Heckler Production edit In may 2000, film4 Productions acquired feature film rights to Alice sebold's novel The lovely bones, 25 when it was a half-written manuscript. Producer Aimee peyronnet had sought to attract studio interest daddy to the manuscript, and an insider informed Film4's deputy head of production, jim Wilson, of the project. 26 The company attached Luc Besson and peyronnet's production company seaside to the project, two years before the novel's release.
She is the first to suspect that Harvey was paper involved in Susie's death. 19 Jackson cast McIver particularly because she was an unknown actress. 19 Mclver stated that she had read and been a fan of the novel before having been cast in the film. Michael Imperioli as Detective len Fenerman, the detective in charge of investigating Susie's death. 20 Christian Thomas Ashdale as Buckley salmon, susie's younger brother. 11 reece ritchie as ray singh, susie's love interest and friend who is strongly affected by susie's death. 21 Charlie saxton as Ronald Drake, one of the murder suspects. 22 Amanda michalka as Clarissa, 23 Susie's best friend.
Peter Jackson and I tried to make it work and ultimately it just didn't. I think the film is much better off with Mark wahlberg in that role." 10 14 Gosling later admitted that the real reason for his firing was that he had arrived for filming 60 lbs. Overweight and sporting a beard, without having discussed the physical change with Jackson. 15 Rachel weisz as Abigail Salmon, susie's mother. After Susie's murder, her mother despairs and abandons the family. 11 weisz stated that playing the character and the film and novel's "uplifting theme" made her look at life as a "treasure" and the film gave her a "positive feeling" rather than a "depressed" one. Susan Sarandon as Grandma lynn, susie's grandmother. 16 17 Sarandon stated that her character is like a "comic relief" and that her character deals with the pain of Susie's death by drinking, smoking and shooting guns. Rose McIver as Lindsey salmon, susie's younger sister.
The, lovely, bones, blu-ray: 2-Disc Special Edition
I was here for a moment and proposal then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life." saoirse ronan as Susie salmon, the main character and narrator. 5 She is a 14-year-old girl who is killed by her neighbor. Ronan was 13 years old at the time of her casting and filming. Ronan and her family were originally reluctant for Ronan to accept the role because of the film's subject matter, but agreed after meeting with Jackson.
Evelyn Lennon as Susie (Age 3) Stanley tucci as george harvey, a serial killer who murders Susie. 7 8 Tucci stated that he had researched his role by watching documentaries and reading books by criminal profiler John. Douglas about catching serial killers. 9 Tucci stated that his wife, kate, had strongly urged him not to accept his role in the film because she felt, after reading the novel, that the subject matter was "too harrowing." 7 Mark wahlberg as Jack salmon, susie's father, who becomes obsessed with. 10 11 Wahlberg stated that his role in the film encouraged him to be a more cautious parent with his three children and to talk to them more about "not talking to strangers." Before wahlberg's casting, ryan Gosling was set to play the role but. 13 Gosling had gained weight and grown a beard for the role, but said, "The age of the character versus my real age of twenty-six was always a concern of mine.
She resists Holly's urging to enter heaven along with the others, claiming she has one final thing. Meanwhile, susie's classmates Ruth and ray are present when Harvey drives up to dispose of the safe at a sinkhole dump site. Susie returns to earth and enters Ruth's body, causing Ruth to faint. Ray rushes to ruth's aid only to realize she has become susie. They kiss, completing Susie's last wish, and she returns to heaven.
Meanwhile harvey dumps the safe in a sinkhole, leaving it to disappear in the muddy water as he drives away. Sometime later, harvey meets a young woman outside a diner and offers her a ride, but she rejects him and leaves. A large icicle falls from an overhead branch, hitting Harvey on the shoulder. He loses his balance on the ice and falls backward over a cliff to his death. Time passes, and Susie sees that her family is healing, which Susie refers to as "the lovely bones" that grew around her absence. As the film concludes, susie finally enters heaven, telling the audience: "My name is Salmon, like the fish; first name susie. I was 14 years old when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.
Movie review (2010) roger Ebert
Her boyfriend, who mistakenly thinks his girlfriend is being assaulted, fuller nearly bludgeons Jack to death as Harvey watches from a hiding spot. As Jack recuperates, lindsey breaks into harvey's house looking for evidence that he killed Susie. Upstairs, she finds a notebook containing a sketch of presentation the den, a lock of Susie's hair, and news articles about Susie's disappearance. Harvey returns home and almost catches Lindsey in his house, but she escapes and rushes home to discover that her mother has returned. Not wishing to spoil her parents' reunion, she gives the book to her grandmother, who contacts the police. Harvey has already fled, having seen Lindsey running from his home he takes the safe containing Susie's remains with him. Susie's afterlife begins expanding into a larger heaven, and she is greeted by harvey's other victims—now showing nine, including Susie.
Investigating Susie's disappearance with fat Detective fenerman, jack thinks Susie was murdered by someone she knew. He researches neighbors and comes to think harvey is the killer. Fenerman is unable to find any evidence pinpointing Harvey as a suspect, as Harvey cleaned. Susie's sister, lindsey, agrees with Jack's suspicions, but their casework takes a toll on Abigail, and Jack invites Abigail's alcoholic mother, lynn, to move in with them. Feeling alienated from her husband, Abigail leaves for California. Susie, in her afterlife, learns that Harvey, who has now targeted Lindsey as his next victim, has murdered six other girls, including Holly, and that he stuffed Susie's body into a safe in his basement. One night, jack, carrying a bat, trails Harvey into the cornfield. However, jack accidentally stumbles across Susie's friend, Clarissa.
rushing past classmate ruth Connors, apparently fleeing Harvey's den. The salmons become worried when Susie fails to return home from school. Her father, jack, searches for her, while her mother, Abigail, waits for the police. In town, susie sees Jack, but he does not respond to her when she calls. Susie runs home to find Harvey soaking in a bathtub. After seeing her bracelet hanging on the sink faucet near a bloody shaving razor, susie realizes she never escaped the den and was murdered by harvey. Screaming, she is pulled into the " In-Between that is neither heaven nor Earth. From there, susie watches over her loved ones, unable to let go despite the urging of her new afterlife friend, holly.
The lovely bones was first released on December 26, 2009, in New zealand, and then biography internationally in January 2010. The film's North American release date was changed multiple times, with a limited release on December 11, 2009, and a wider release on January 15, 2010. 3, it was released to mainly mixed reviews from critics; the story and its message were generally criticized, with praise mainly aimed at the visual effects, peter Jackson's direction, and the performances of Ronan and Tucci. In the film's opening weekend, in limited release, it grossed 116,616, despite only having been screened in three theaters, placing it at 30th place on the box office chart. 3, the lovely bones grossed over 44 million in North America. 4 The film also received numerous accolades, including Golden Globe, screen Actors guild, bafta and Academy Award nominations. Contents In 1973, 14-year-old high school freshman Susie salmon dreams about becoming a photographer. One day, ray, a boy she has a crush on, approaches her at school and asks her out.
The, lovely, bones - film4
2009 film based on Alice sebold's 2002 novel. The lovely bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by, peter Jackson and starring, mark wahlberg, rachel weisz, susan Sarandon, stanley tucci, michael Imperioli, and, saoirse ronan. Fran Walsh, philippa boyens and Jackson was based on the award-winning and bestselling 2002 novel of the same name shredder by, alice sebold. It follows a girl who is murdered and watches over her family from the in-between, and is torn between seeking vengeance on her killer and allowing her family to heal. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, and New zealand, 2 the film was produced by, carolynne cunningham, walsh, jackson, and Aimee peyronnet, with. Steven Spielberg, tessa ross, ken Kamins, and James Wilson as executive producers. Principal photography began in October 2007 in, new zealand and, pennsylvania, united States. The film's score was composed.