Hollywood comes to Belfast tonight with the world premiere of Closing the Ring.
A host of big screen superstars such as Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine, nominee Pete Postlethwaite, it-girl Mischa Barton, and Christopher Plummer have jetted in especially for the red carpet extravaganza.
Other A-listers like Oscar winner Brenda Fricker and Scream star Neve Campbell are also among the cast expected to attend the premiere of Sir Richard Attenborough's wartime epic at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness entertained MacLaine and director Lord Attenborough at Stormont yesterday.
The meeting was hastily arranged when it became apparent that Mr Paisley would not be able to make tomorrow night's premiere.
Lord Attenborough said afterwards: "There was a possibility that the First Minister might have been able to come with Martin McGuinness to the premiere tomorrow night.
"Unfortunately he has to go to Westminster but he didn't want to miss the meeting, so it was hastily arranged.
"To actually meet the two of them embodies an awful lot of what I care about. They are two men who passionately, almost violently, opposed each other for many years and human decency and common decency has resulted in them sitting round a table even if they don't agree 100% with each other.
"That sets an example to Israel, to the Middle East and other trouble spots around the world."
Shirley MacLaine described her meeting with the First and Deputy First Ministers as historic.
Hundreds of film fans are expected to turn out for a chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the glittering premiere at the Waterfront tonight.
The £14.2m film was shot on location in Belfast and Canada last year.
It tells the story of a ring found on a hill overlooking the city 50 years after an American B-17 bomber crashes there.
Spanning two continents and more than five decades, it emerges that the dying wish of the gunner was that the ring be returned to his girlfriend in America.
The film also showcases a star performance from west Belfast actor Martin McCann, whose performance led the film's director Lord Attenborough to describe him as a "natural talent". Martin is being tipped for fame after landing a role Stephen Spielberg's Band of Brothers sequel.
With the majority of the film shot on location in Belfast - including the Cavehill, the east and north of the city, as well filming on the stages of the Titanic Studios and at Bangor's Clandeboye Estate - Closing the Ring boasts Northern Ireland's credentials as a movie-making hotspot.
The shoot and generated £2.4m for Belfast's economy. But it also put the city on the map for potential film-makers, and showcased actors including Marie Jones and Ian McElhinney, Olivia Nash, BJ Hogg, and Marty Reid.
Yesterday the Belfast Telegraph revealed how Shirley MacLaine had fallen in love with Belfast while filming on location.
She said she absolutely loved Belfast and that she had never had as much fun on a film set as she did on Closing the Ring.
And the sister of Warren Beatty also revealed that she had such a good time here, she was even considering buying a holiday home in the province.
"I absolutely loved everything about Belfast, the people, the place, even the weather," she said.