Peter Jackson has decide on Stanley Tucci for the pivotal role of killer George Harvey in his adaptation of Alice Sebold's best seller The Lovely Bones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations are currently being ironed out.

The story revolves around fourteen-year-old Susie, a girl who has been raped and killed by her next-door neighbor. Susie narrates the story as she looks down on her family from heaven.

Rachel Weisz and Ryan Gosling also star in the film. The Lovely Bones will begin principle photography this coming October in both Pennsylvania and New Zealand.