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Lovely Bones set for Royal gala

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Peter Jackson says he is 'honoured'

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's new movie The Lovely Bones has been chosen for this year's Royal Film Performance.

Jackson said he is "honoured" it has been selected, adding its making has been "an extraordinary journey".

The world charity gala is due to take place in late November in London's Leicester Square.

The movie, based on Alice Sebold's best-selling book, stars Susan Sarandon and Rachel Weisz.

It has not yet been announced which members of the Royal Family and cast will attend the premiere.

Last year's Royal Film Performance had to be changed after the release date of Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince was postponed.

British movie A Bunch of Amateurs was screened in its place.

All money raised from the gala goes to The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), which helps families connected to the film and TV industry who are facing financial difficulties.

Jackson added: "On behalf of everyone involved, we are thrilled that members of the Royal Family and the CTBF audience will be amongst the first people in the world to see it."

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