Stars to descend on Wellington for Lovely Bones premiere

Actress Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon in a scene from the The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson. Photo / Supplied
Actress Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon in a scene from the The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson. Photo / Supplied

Wellington may play host to Hollywood stars as director Peter Jackson's new film The Lovely Bones premieres in December.

The red carpet has not been rolled out on Courtenay Place since King Kong launched in 2005.

The Lovely Bones tells the story of a young murder victim who watches over her family and killer from heaven. Cast members include Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon.

It was shot at sites around Wellington and the state of Pennsylvania in the US, with Jackson's studios in Miramar responsible for creating images of heaven.

The film opens in New Zealand on Boxing day, but the Wellington City Council is planning to host the premier on December 11, the Dominion Post reported.

- NZPA

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n3 at 01 Aug 2014 11:22:30 Processing Time: 2654ms