The Lovely Bones has been selected for this year’s Royal Film Performance. The world charity premiere will take place in late November in London’s Leicester Square.The film, an adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel of the same name, centres on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She has to weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Atonement star Saoirse Ronan plays the young girl – Susie - with Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as her parents. The cast are expected to attend the screening along with members of the Royal Family.
The Lovely Bones will go on general release in the UK next year.
Jackson said he honoured that the film has been selected for the Royal Gala Film. He added: “This film has been an extraordinary journey, for myself as a film-maker and for all of those who worked on it.”