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July 13, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree
Move over, Linda Blair and Dakota Fanning. Newcomer Saoirse Ronan has been cast as Susie Salmon in Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lovely Bones." The latest entry in a canon of high-profile and disturbing film roles for young girls is that of 14-year-old Salmon, who is raped and murdered by a seemingly friendly neighbor in the haunting bestseller by Long Beach author Alice Sebold. Salmon observes her family after her death as they work through various stages of grief.
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July 28, 2007 | Rachel Abramowitz
Susan Sarandon, a grandma? The 60-year-old Academy Award-winning actress has signed on to play Grandma Lynn in Peter Jackson's film version of Alice Sebold's bestselling novel, "The Lovely Bones." The film tells the story of 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who's murdered by a neighbor but then watches her family cope with the tragedy from heaven. Newcomer Saoirse Ronan plays Susie, while Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz play her grieving parents.
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July 28, 2007 | Rachel Abramowitz
Susan Sarandon, a grandma? The 60-year-old Academy Award-winning actress has signed on to play Grandma Lynn in Peter Jackson's film version of Alice Sebold's bestselling novel, "The Lovely Bones." The film tells the story of 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who's murdered by a neighbor but then watches her family cope with the tragedy from heaven. Newcomer Saoirse Ronan plays Susie, while Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz play her grieving parents.
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July 13, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree
Move over, Linda Blair and Dakota Fanning. Newcomer Saoirse Ronan has been cast as Susie Salmon in Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lovely Bones." The latest entry in a canon of high-profile and disturbing film roles for young girls is that of 14-year-old Salmon, who is raped and murdered by a seemingly friendly neighbor in the haunting bestseller by Long Beach author Alice Sebold. Salmon observes her family after her death as they work through various stages of grief.
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October 20, 2002 | Renee Tawa, Times Staff Writer
Janet Fitch is trying to slink back into the Writer's Life -- working unnoticed on her novel in a downtown Los Angeles studio, grabbing meals out of a can -- the life she had before her bestselling book, "White Oleander," was turned into a feature film. The movie, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by Peter Kosminsky, is one of several upcoming big-screen adaptations of literary fiction that have the potential to introduce vast audiences to writers who are known in relatively small circles.
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