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The Lovely Bones: NZ premiere announcement

Fingers crossed Wellington turns on some decent weather on Monday 14 December. The cast, crew, and anyone else who wants a glimpse can drag themselves down to Courtenay Place for the red carpet bash.

The NZ screening follows the ‘by appointment’ gala screening in London later this month. The film will open here on 62 screens on Boxing Day.

Paramount’s phones are running hot as media scramble for the limited interview opportunities available on the day, so here’s the press release.

This December, Wellington will once again play host to some of Hollywood’s biggest names at the premiere of Peter Jackson’s latest film The Lovely Bones.

The film, which releases in New Zealand cinemas on December 26th, will have its New Zealand Premiere on Monday 14th December at Wellington’s renowned Embassy Theatre.

In addition to Writer/Producer/Director Peter Jackson, also expected on the red carpet are some of the film’s stars including Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon, Rose McIver and Carolyn Dando.

Paramount Pictures New Zealand Managing Director Peter Garner commented: “We are thrilled to welcome the cast of The Lovely Bones to Wellington; the home of film in New Zealand. The Lovely Bones is anticipated to be one of the finest films to be released in recent years and the attendance of high profile cast members only goes to show their faith in this landmark film.

“Peter Jackson is a visionary director and always draws the finest performances from his cast. We are very excited for the public of New Zealand to see this amazing film.”

The Lovely Bones is based on the bestselling novel of the same by Alice Sebold and was adapted for the screen by Peter Jackson and long-time writing partners Fran Walsh and Philipa Boyens.

The film stars Academy Award ? Nominee Mark Wahlberg, Academy Award ? Winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award ? Winner Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Academy Award ? Nominee Saoirse Ronan as well as New Zealand actresses Rose McIver and Carolyn Dando.

Fans will have the opportunity to see the stars and collect autographs on the red carpet.

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