The Lovely Bones is scheduled to hit theaters this week in limited release, so we’re not surprised that a new poster has just dropped. The folks over at Empire have revealed the latest international one sheet for the film that features an angelic Saoirse Ronan. Out of the previous posters we’ve seen, this latest version looks like the best of the bunch.
The film stars Ronan as a teenage girl who is brutally raped and murdered by her neighbor (Stanley Tucci). In the wake of her death she watches her family from heaven as they deal with their loss. Her parents will be played by Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz, and her grandmother by Susan Sarandon. The film is adapted from the Alice Sebold book of the same name.
This new poster may be an attempt to gain more supporters, since the early reviews of the film haven’t been that great. There have been some reservations about Wahlberg’s performance, and whether or not he was the right choice to play the father. Ryan Gosling was originally cast in the part, but left due to creative differences with director, Peter Jackson.
Even amongst the negativity, Stanely Tucci seems to be the stand out star of the film, with his calculated portrayal of a child killer. Hopefully the criticisms of the film won’t effect his chances this awards season, because he honestly deserves some recognition.
The Lovely Bones opens in wide release on January 15, 2010.
What do you think of the international poster for The Lovely Bones?