I didn’t love Alice Sebold’s book, thought it was slightly overhyped, but I am looking forward to the movie. This trailer (watch it here; they won’t let me embed it) looks good and creepy. The cinematography is gorgeous and Stanley Tucci’s doing something really different from how we usually see him. I think Peter Jackson has pulled off another Oscar contender in multiple categories. What I wouldn’t give to live inside that man’s brain for a day.
Speaking of overhyped and Oscar nominations, I didn’t understand Saoirse Ronan’s Best Supporting Actress nod for Atonement at all. She had one expression in that whole movie. Looks like she gets to show more dimensions here as Susie Salmon, the murdered girl who lingers in the in-between and narrates the story. And though I think Ryan Gosling is the superior actor, it makes sense that Mark Wahlberg replaced him as the dad since Gosling isn’t quite 30 and too young to play the father of a teen.
The cast also includes Rachel Weisz as Susie’s mom, Susan Sarandon as the grandmother and Michael Imperioli as the detective trying to find the girl’s killer. The movie opens December 11.
Are you a fan of the book? What do you think of this trailer? Is it me or does Peter Jackson look just like Dominic Monaghan in the intro?