Date: 14th June 2007
Rachel Weisz is to star in the film adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones.
The Oscar-winning actress will play the mother of a 14-year-old girl who is raped and murdered in the movie, which is to be made by Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson.
Sebold's best-selling book is written from the perspective of the dead girl as she looks down from heaven.
Jackson has admitted that adapting the book will be a challenge.
He said: "You think, on one hand, wow, this would be an amazing movie. Your second thought is how incredibly difficult it would be to make it into a film. It was the difficult part that really excited me."
The Lovely Bones was first published in 2002 and became a literary sensation, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Source: Press Release