Peter Jackson The lovely bones

How nice, the film is a ways from coming out and it’s already the talk of the town. Is this a hype thing? A Peter Jackson thing? Or is the film really that good? The film, based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold has officially been selected for the Royal Film Performance 2009. The World Charity Premiere will take place in late November in Leicester Square.

What does Jackson have to say about it?

“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.”

Doesn’t seem like he minds getting any awards. And for those of you who don’t know The Royal Film Performance is the principal fundraising event of The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), where all the money raised goes directly to the charity, which supports film and TV employees and their families in times of hardship.

It’s like you win an award AND do something good. Who would have thought!

CTBF President, David Murrell seems rather excited about getting Jackson on board:

“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. We are truly grateful to Paramount Pictures for arranging this special premiere two months ahead of UK release and to the Royal Family for their unstinted support of this exceptional fundraising event.”

Details of how to purchase tickets will be available on the CTBF website

What do you think about The Lovely Bones being picked for this event?