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Jackson's Lovely Bones Trailer

by Anne Thompson
August 5, 2009 4:14 AM
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A while back, DreamWorks showed me some footage from Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones ; I was knocked out by what I saw. The film looked strong, different, unusual. The images popped. Saoirse Ronin (Atonement) plays the 14-year-old girl who is murdered in 1973 and watches her family from "the inbetween."

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Paramount has released an Apple trailer which emphasizes the fantasy and thriller elements. It will play in front of Julie and Julia, which seems like a good fit: adults --and the Academy--are clearly the target audience for this movie, which opens December 11.

This is shaping up to be a good year for Stanley Tucci, who has juicy supporting roles in both Julie and Julia and The Lovely Bones.

2 Comments

  • Tim Tocs | August 5, 2009 7:42 AMReply

    Maybe it's just men, but this trailer is awful. The book was mediocre, and the trailer makes the film look evenworse. Sorry Peter, everyone director has a bad film...

  • Ryan Sartor | August 5, 2009 5:32 AMReply

    It does look very cool. I need to get over my grudge about axing Ryan Gosling. I'm almost there.

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