The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson which stars Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon and Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as Susie's parents, Jack and Abigail Salmon. It is a film adaptation of the award-winning and best-selling 2002 novel of the same name by Alice Sebold.
The film, which also stars Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Michalka, and Rose McIver, received various accolades, including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.
Jackson and his producer partners acquired the rights independently and developed a script on their own, later selling it to DreamWorks. Principal photography began in October 2007 in New Zealand and Pennsylvania, United States. After DreamWorks left the project, Paramount became the film's sole distributor.