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Ryan Gosling Cast in The Lovely Bones

The cast for Peter Jackson's film version of The Lovely Bones is shaping up beautifully: Ryan Gosling has just been added to the cast, joining the recently added Rachel Weisz.

Variety says:
"Based on Alice Sebold's novel, storyline revolves around a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family — and killer — from heaven. Girl must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Gosling will play the girl's father; Weisz plays the mother."

Peter Jackson, Rachel Weisz and now Ryan Gosling? Sure, Gosling seems a little on the young side (ahem, 26) to have a 14-year-old daughter, but that's forgivable. I am anxiously waiting to find out who they cast as Susie. Who could do that role justice?


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splayer splayer 9 years
I'm a big Ryan Gosling fan, but I think he's way to young for this role.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
Ryan Gosling seems a bit too young for the role, but you never know. Also, to answer the other question... Saoirse Ronan has been cast as Susie.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I didn't like it either Cestlavie. I was beginning to think I was alone in my opinion!
bugness bugness 9 years
I'll be heartbroken if I hear Dakota's wispy voice in this movie. Susie needs REAL heart to her character. Dakota's great at her craft; I'm not doubting it. But this isn't for her.
JacksMom JacksMom 9 years
How about Abigail Breslin? It needs an anna paquin type (Fly away home)
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 9 years
I love this book, I hope the movie is good. I don't think Susie will have a very big part, mostly voiceover right? and then just flashbacks?? I imagine she'll be like Mary Alice on Desp. Housewives.
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
well i read that book a while back and loved, it still makes me teary eyed just thinking about it. so far the casting is weird to me and until we hear who the girl will be i am really undecided about the choices. as far as peter jackson goes, with the LOTR and king kong (to my knowledgeof his works) he must have had great ideas on how to do the project.
dharmalove dharmalove 9 years
god I love him! However the oldest I would say he could pull off is like 32 and that's even pushing it for a 14 year old daughter. Dakota Fanning is definitely the best choice for Susie. She's a great actress and those scenes are going to be heart wrenching.
calibabi calibabi 9 years
i just get more and more excited about this movie every time you post a new cast member!! i loved this book. i hope they cast someone totally unknown as susie who turns out to be fantastic. i agree that it should NOT be dakota fanning.
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 9 years
If they choose Dakota F. as Susie, I'll never forgive Hollyweird.
hotstuff22069 hotstuff22069 9 years
I am reading the book right now and love every bit of it. I am soo happy that they cast Ryan. He is one of the great young actors right now and he is soo hot :) A little suprised that he is cast as the dad but im not going to complain ;)
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 9 years
I am so excited for this movie! The Lovely Bones is one of my favorite books. I think Ryan will be great in the movie, love him!! I can't wait to see who plays Susie...I kinda think Dakota Fanning would be great.
Candizzle Candizzle 9 years
This is one of my favorite books. I'm not going to lie, Ryan Gosling as the father makes me worried. He's really just not old enough and doesn't look old enough to play the father of a 14 yr old girl. I hope he proves me wrong!
luvs2gossip luvs2gossip 9 years
I read this book a few years ago and I also read Lucky (her memoir). I hope this movie does the book justice!
lawyerpup lawyerpup 9 years
I think the girl who plays Hermione in Harry Potter (emma watson?). Or it would be great if they went with an unknown - this could be some girls dream come true! Other than the sick sadness of the whole book.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
This book just depressed me. I never want to read it again and I can't imagine sitting thruogh the agony of the movie. It was a wrenching story with no release. Not for me. Even the "Color Purple" had redemption..
Irving'smom Irving'smom 9 years
I love Ryan Gosling! And Rachel Weisz. A very strong beginning. If anyone saw the movie "Bee Season" about the young girl in spelling bees with Richard Gere and Juliet Binoche...she was fantastic and would be a great option for the girl role. Her name is: Flora Cross... She's my pick!
Laurg628 Laurg628 9 years
I agree, this is one of my favorite books and i will not be happy if this movie does not do it justice!
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 9 years
I'm intrigued by the casting but I hope Peter Jackson does not screw it up (long story) anyway, I was flipping through US weekly and you know who would be good... Lindsay Lohan's sister. She is not as well known as Abigal or Dakota and she is supposed to be a actress. Also she is around 14, I think. With the seriousness of the book I do not think they would cast an unknown but with ya never know.
brenda-9 brenda-9 9 years
I wasn't totally crazy for this book but it's going to be interesting seeing it on film. Peter Jackson is a genius so I'm sure he's going to deliver. Gosling is great too so, even though he might be a little young for the part, I've got hope for him too. I don't care much for Weisz.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
He is SO sexy! Expecially in The Notebook!!!! One of my fav's.!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
He is SO sexy! Expecially in The Notebook!!!! One of my fav's.!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Ryan is a great actor, of course he will do the role justice. He is a bit young, but I love him so much. Cant wait.
ohmondieu ohmondieu 9 years
I am absolutely with Suziryder, I really do not think Dakota would suit this part. I hope they choose an unknown like they did for the golden compass. Afterall this cast already has the star power to draw moviegoers.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 9 years
Love that book, so sad. Ryan is an awesome actor I'm sure he'll be great. Mark my words they'll most likely change the girl's age to younger.
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