In brilliant casting news…well negotiation news, it appears like Stanley Tucci is in talks to play George Harvey, the killer of Susie Salmon in Peter Jacksons adaptation of “The Lovely Bones”.
For me, this is an inspired choice. Tucci can be a bit of a chameleon when it comes to his films roles (he was brilliant as ‘dock worker’ in “Who’s That Girl”).
We all remember him fondly in “The Devil Wears Prada” as he almost stole the movie from Meryl.
Being cast as the killer in this book could be the thing to make people sit up and notice. Sure the Academy do not like roles that are too dark, and child killers do not usually scoop up loads of Oscars, but it will get him LOADS of notice if he pulls it off.
I am confident he will pull it off.