STEVEN Spielberg will join forces with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for the New Zealander’s new film. Spielberg’s DreamWorks film studio won the right to finance Jackson’s film The Lovely Bones after fierce bidding by three other major US studios last week. DreamWorks will put at least $79 million into the film, which is an adaptation of Alice Sebold’s best-selling 2002 novel about the murder of a 14-year-old girl and the impact it has on her family. Spielberg, who has reportedly been wanting to work with Jackson for some time, said he had been passionate about securing the film. [More]