The Lovely Bones


2h 19m 2009

Brief Synopsis

When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. But now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on.

Film Details

Also Known As
Desde mi cielo, Lovely Bones, Wide, Wide Heaven
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Thomas Watson
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New Zealand; Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Synopsis

When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. But now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on.

Crew

David Abbott

Visual Effects

Finn Abbott

Construction

Johan Aberg

Compositor

Leo Abrahams

Music

Gino Acevedo

Prosthetic Makeup

Brett Acker

On-Set Dresser

Holly Acton

Compositor

Richard Addison-wood

Software Engineer

Michael Aerni

Animator

Nicole Agostino

Set Production Assistant

Malcolm Aitchison

Software Engineer

Matt Aitken

Visual Effects Supervisor

Neil Aldridge

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Greta Alexander

On-Set Dresser

Jill Alexander

Props Assistant

Stuart Allen

Crane Grip

Stan Alley

Camera

Stephen Allison

Software Engineer

Jon Allitt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sebastian Almeida

Assistant Camera

Colin Alway

Compositor

Bob Ammerman

Driver

Bill Anagnos

Stunt Performer

Svend Andersen

Software Engineer

Dave Anderson

Electrician

Fraser Anderson

Painter

Glenn Anderson

Software Engineer

Pippa Anderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Scott E Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Matthew Andrews

Rigging Electrician

Joel Anscombe-smith

Assistant Sound Editor

Christine Arboit

Visual Effects

Georgy Arevshatov

Layout Artist

Elisabeth Arko

Layout Artist

Kevin Armstrong

Transportation

Richard Asbury

Generator Operator

Daniel Ashton

Film Lab

Marc Ashton

Coproducer

Mia Askew

Visual Effects

Oliver Askew

Camera

Andrew Atkinson

Software Engineer

Barbara Austin

Animal Trainer

Derrick Auyoung

Animation Director

Andrew Ayrton

Rigging Gaffer

Glen Ayrton

Rigging Grip

Jean Luc Azzis

Digital Artist

Sindharmawan Bachtiar

Software Engineer

Karen Baird

Costumer

Bruce J Baldassarre

Driver

Robert Baldwin

Visual Effects

Joseph W Baliski

Electrician

Mark Barber

Compositor

Tim Barlow

Foreman

Michael C Barnes

Craft Service

Tricia Barnes-navone

Craft Service

Emily Barr

Costumes

Miriam Barrard

Set Designer

Dave Bartholomew

Song

Peter Baustaedter

Matte Painter

Bryn Bayliss

Visual Effects

Steve Bayliss

Production

Jamie Beard

Animator

Adrienne Bearden

Makeup Artist

Christopher Beattie

Grip

Warren Beatus

Transportation

Aaron Beck

Visual Effects

Lyse Beck

Compositor

Uli Beck-schneider

Modelmaker

Tineka Becker

Casting Associate

Larry Beckett

Song

T K Bedford

Grip

Gene Bedgood

On-Set Dresser

Cory Bedwell

Visual Effects

Kathleen Beeler

Rotoscope Artist

Harrison Begg

Construction

James B Bell

On-Set Dresser

Paula Bell

Rotoscope Artist

Ron Bennett

Driver

Dan Best

Assistant Editor

Natalie Best

Visual Effects

Ian Bidgood

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephanie Biear

Seamstress Supervisor

Kris Bieringa

Software Engineer

Renze Bijker

Painter

John-michael Bills

Compositor

Teresa Binder

Costume Coordinator

Danielle Birch

Assistant

Daniel Birt

On-Set Dresser

Shane Bissett

Office Production Assistant

Taylor Black

Production Secretary

Christina Blackaller

Costumer

Rachel Blair

Production Secretary

Brett Blenkin

Construction Manager

Ashton Blessing

Accounting Clerk

Rufus Blow

Visual Effects

Richard Bluck

Director Of Photography

Scot Boland

Casting

Adam Bolton

Greensman

Shaun Bolton

Assistant

Gim Bon

Assistant Set Dresser

Alessandro Bonora

Modelmaker

Nick Booth

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paul Booth

Coordinator

George Bosak

Driver

John Boswell

Sound Mixer

Christopher Bower

Electric

Charlotte Bowie

Assistant Set Dresser

Erin Elizabeth Bowman

Scenic Artist

Philippa Boyens

Coproducer

Philippa Boyens

Screenplay

Christopher Boyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christopher Boyes

Sound Designer

Federico Bozzano

Matte Painter

Adam Bradley

Rotoscope Artist

Tim Bradley

Set Production Assistant

Lee Bramwell

Camera

Alex Brandenburg

On-Set Dresser

Krzystof J Bratun

Scenic Artist

Jon Braveman

Construction

Sheridan Braxton

Grip

Amy Brennan

Assistant

Kristie Breslin

Visual Effects

Joanna Brett

Costumer

Luke Bright

Set Production Assistant

Simon Bright

Art Director

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Kevin Brink

On-Set Dresser

Jed Brophy

Stunt Performer

Luke Brough

Greensman

David Brown

Chief Lighting Technician

Geoff Brown

Crane Grip

Kelly Brown

Production Assistant

Tracey Brown

Camera

Zach Brown

Production Assistant

Dhyana Brummel

Visual Effects

David Brunette

Compositor

Anne Bruning

Unit Production Manager

Anne Bruning

Coproducer

Mara Bryan

Production Manager

Tanya Buchanan

Production

Michael Buck

Crane Grip

Andy Buckley R.n.

Coordinator

Lauren Buckley

Art Department Coordinator

Tim Buckley

Song

Paul Bucossi

Stunt Performer

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Harold Budd

Song

Harold Budd

Song Performer

Amelia Buhrman

Costumer

Sam Bui

Visual Effects

Matthew Bullock

Modelmaker

Joerg W Bungert

Colorist

Brent Burge

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brent Burge

Supervising Sound Editor

Clare Burgess

Project Manager

Michelle Burnworth

Construction

Victoria Burrows

Casting

Rob Buschow

On-Set Dresser

Dean Bushby

Special Effects

Kurt Butler

Modelmaker

Ray Butler

Construction

Charlie Butz

Driver

Robert Byrne

Visual Effects

Tom Caddy

Wardrobe

Djordje Cakovan

Modelmaker

Ryan Callahan

Rigging Grip

Sonia Calvert

Compositor

Brian Campe

Set Production Assistant

Cedric Canlas

Modelmaker

Jason Canovas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Lucy Cant

Modelmaker

Pete Capelluto

Software Engineer

Antonio Capetillo

Driver

Marilyn Carbone

Makeup Artist

Ryan Carey

Stunt Performer

Helen Carr

Assistant

Nick Carranza

Accounting Assistant

Lauren Manuel Garcia Carro

Layout Artist

Joy Carroll

Painter

Justin B. Carter

Stunt Performer

Brian Casey

Driver

Danielle Casey

Painter

Norman Cates

Compositor

Bradford De Caussin

Visual Effects

Cindy Ceglarek

Accounting Assistant

Luke Chamberlain

Software Engineer

Duane Chan-shue

Lighting Technician

Jung Min Chang

Modelmaker

Justin Chappell

Construction

Tim Chaproniere

Sound Mixer

Hamish Charleson

Software Engineer

Sophie Charrington

Driver

Tim Cheng

Rotoscope Artist

Suzy Chesler

Production Assistant

Jason Cheung

Software Engineer

Peter Chilvers

Music

Robert Chiu

Hair

Jocelyn Christian

Set Production Assistant

Evan Christie

Rotoscope Artist

Adam Ciesielski

Stand-In

Film Details

Also Known As
Desde mi cielo, Lovely Bones, Wide, Wide Heaven
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Thomas Watson
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New Zealand; Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009

Limited Release in United States December 11, 2009

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 20, 2010

Released in United States February 2010

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.

Based on the novel "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold and published by Little Brown & Company July 3, 2002.

Lynne Ramsay was previously attached to direct and had written an earlier draft when the project was in development at FilmFour.

Ryan Gosling previously attached as Jack Salmon.

Released in USA on DVD April 20, 2010.

Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh optioned the film rights to the novel from FilmFour. Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens will adapt the book in January 2006 after completion of "King Kong".

Project previously in development at FilmFour, who picked up the project in 2000, but shut down operation in July 2002. FilmFour remained in control of the feature rights.

Liana Dognini wrote a previous draft when the project was in development at FilmFour.

Released in United States Winter December 11, 2009 (1500+)

Limited Release in United States December 11, 2009

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 20, 2010

Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Special Presentation) February 4-14, 2010.)

Nominated for the 2009 award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Stanley Tucci) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).