The big screen adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Staney Tucci, will hold its premiere next month in London's Leicester Square. The cast and members of the Royal Family are expected to attend the event.
"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," said Jackson. "This film has been an extraordinary journey, for myself as a filmmaker and for all of those who worked on it."
CTBF President David Murrell added: "We are delighted to be able to premiere a film of such distinction for the Royal Film Performance 2009. This will be a truly world-class event, attended by an internationally acclaimed director and cast and members of the Royal Family."
Previous Royal Film Performance selections include A Bunch Of Amatuers, Casino Royale and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
The Lovely Bones will open in UK cinemas on January 29.
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