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.