Empire and USA Today have just posted the first images from the upcoming film, The Lovely Bones, which is set for release on December 11. Click below to enlarge these brand new images.

<strong><em>The Lovely Bones</em></strong>

<strong><em>The Lovely Bones</em></strong> Image #2

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.