Irish Newcomer Lands 'Lovely Bones' Lead
According to the industry trade papers, Ronan will join Oscar winner
Ronan will play Susie Salmon, a murdered young girl who looks down on her family and her killer from heaven.
Jackson adapted the project with his "Lord of the Rings" collaborators Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh.
Although American audiences won't currently recognize Ronan, they're about to be seen a lot of her. Although Irish audiences know her from the TV shows "Proof" and "The Clinic," she has a number of high profile features coming up including "Death Defying Acts," "I Could Never Be Your Woman" and