Peter Jackson’s new movie to get royal treatment

It feels like its been in development for a lifetime but ‘The Lovely Bone’s’ based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson has finally been given an Irish release date of January 29th 2010. The movie will receive its world premiere 2 months earlier as part of the Royal Film Performance in London’s Leicester Square.

The film  centres on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven.  She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Many of the stars including Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan are expected to attend the premiere, along with members of the Royal Family.

Commenting on the premiere, director Peter Jackson announced “ I am honoured that The Lovely Bones has been selected to be this year’s Royal Gala film, in support of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. This film has been an extraordinary journey, for myself as a filmmaker and for all of those who worked on it. On behalf of everyone involved, we are thrilled that Their Royal Highnesses and the CTBF audience will be amongst the first people in the world to see it.”

CTBF President, David Murrell promises “ This will be a truly world-class event, attended by an internationally acclaimed director and cast and members of the Royal Family.  We are truly grateful to Paramount Pictures for arranging this special premiere two months ahead of release and to the Royal Family for their unstinted support of this exceptional fundraising event.”


The Lovely Bones will premiere in Ireland in January 2010.