'The Lovely Bones': Five Things You Didn't Know

Lovely Bones Five Things You Didnt Know

When Alice Sebold's bestseller 'The Lovely Bones' hit bookshelves in 2002, readers thought they had died and gone to literary heaven, much like the novel's main character: a recently deceased 14-year-old girl named Susie Salmon. Now, 'Lord of the Rings' filmmaker Peter Jackson is unveiling a much-anticipated film version this weekend and hopes to give audiences a similarly transcendent experience.

But before you see the flick, be sure to read our list of the Top Five Things You Didn't Know About 'The Lovely Bones.' From deleted plotlines to hidden symbolism to canine cameos, we've got the scoop on details that will make your moviegoing experience even more heavenly.

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A Hitchcockian Helmer

Some people might be surprised to learn that Jackson has a cameo in the movie; others would find it more surprising if the formerly rotund filmmaker weren't eager to show off his MTVMoviesBlog.com .