'Lovely Bones' to play Royal Film Performance

Peter Jackson adaptation stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

LONDON -- Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" has been selected for the Royal Film Performance in late November.

Organizers said Thursday that it is not clear which members of the Royal family will roll up for the world premiere charity gala to be held in Leicester Square at the end of November for the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund.

Based on Alice Sebold's novel, the movie centers on a 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.

It stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.

A DreamWorks and Film4-backed film from Jackson's Wingnut Production, the movie is distributed by Paramount Pictures worldwide and scheduled to rollout in the U.K. in January 2010.

CTBF president David Murrell said: "We are truly grateful to Paramount Pictures for arranging this special premiere two months ahead of U.K. release and to the Royal Family for their unstinted support of this exceptional fundraising event."
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