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More Lovely Bones Casting: Imperioli and Sarandon

I was trying to take a break from writing about Peter Jackson's screen adaptation of The Lovely Bones, but the cast just keeps expanding. In fact, I think we can officially start calling it "star-studded" now.

The latest news is that Michael Imperioli of "The Sopranos" has signed on to the movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Imperioli — who got five Emmy nominations, including one this year, during his time on "The Sopranos" — will play Detective Len Fenerman.

Susan Sarandon also has joined the cast since last I wrote, playing the character of the grandmother who moves in with the family after Susie's death. I know casting isn't all about looks, but I really can picture Rachel Weisz as her daughter.

While the pre-review of the screenplay still makes me wary, I have to say I like the way the cast is coming together. What do you think?


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vanilla19 vanilla19 10 years
I'm so excited for the movie! Coincidentally, I just finished the book when I heard the news that a movie was being made.
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 10 years
Man! I cannot wait for this movie!! Ryan Gosling as the dad young, no?
sofi sofi 10 years
I am not liking Ryan as the father- just as others stated, he isn't old enough. I think Susan will be great. The grandmother has a significant role after Susie dies and after the mom leaves. I still want to hear who they'll cast as the Susie's sister. The girl who will play Susie looks like Dakota Fanning, SO I really hope they don't get Dakota (so their is a resemblance) IMO
dmblauren dmblauren 10 years
hmm, this casting is all really weird. i mean, susie dies at 14. her parents are in their 40s or, at the youngest, late 30s. ryan gosling does not look this old. nor does he fit the description of the dad at all. the grandmother is old. i don't think susan sarandon works. i don't know. i'm sure the movie will be good, but these casting choices have me raising my eyebrows.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i could see susan sarandon as rachel's mom for sure! this is going to be such a good movie, i can feel it!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 10 years
I love most of the casting so far, except Rachel. I just can't see her.
Daylyn Daylyn 10 years
I'm really excited for this movie. And I can definitely see Susan Sarandon as the grandmother!
niqua230 niqua230 10 years
I don't like casting for the movie except these two and susie cause I can't see rachel and ryan being her parents or even together maybe after they show some pics I will agree
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
yeah, i don't remember the grandmother either. i need to pull it out and read it again, it was so good and i've been meaning to do that. both of these sound good. anytime sarandon cries on screen i cry. these adds sound awesome, and there are always rewrites.
hvnly34 hvnly34 10 years
I LOVED this book! I haven't seen the other casting choices so I'll have to look it up. I hope they do it justice!
JCP0240 JCP0240 10 years
so far im loving the cast - i just hope the movie does the book justice. the grandmother is in the book a good amount- she does makeovers for her daughter and for lindsay & she's an alcoholic (i think) but anyways just very opposite from her own daughter. and yes she does stay with the family when the mother leaves.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
these new additions seem great! but im still mad about ryan gosling playing the father. oh well. i hope this comes together well, i loveddd the book
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
So far so good! I loved this book and I'm getting very excited about the movie! Thanks for keeping us updated!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Yeah, Flutterpie the wife's mom did show up in the book. I think after the wife split. The casting is great so far for this.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
So far, the casting has been wonderful. The addition of Susan Sarandon is a real plus.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i dont recall a grandmother in the book
swwonder swwonder 10 years
:woohoo: for Susan Sarandon (and Rachel Weisz) being in it!
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
OOOOHHHHH I can't wait. I loved this book.
buttafli2112 buttafli2112 10 years
im so SO beyond excited for this movie. the book is amazing and the casting thus far is perfect. i cant WAITTT for this movie to come out :D
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