Peter Jackson's next feature film The Lovely Bones has just picked up a male lead. According to Variety, Ryan Gosling will star opposite Rachel Weisz in the big screen adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel.

The film will revolve around a young murdered girl named Suzy who narrates her demise from heaven. She is faced with having to weigh her desire for revenge with her desire to see her family healed in the wake of her death.

Gosling is set to play Suzy's father, while Weisz will play the mother. Jackson wrote the screenplay with his partners Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. The trio worked together on all three The Lord Of The Rings movies.

Jackson beings shooting his film this October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand.