The screening saw the attendance of most of the major cast members as well as some celebrity guests.
Celebrating the premiere of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" in New York, some starry cast members from the upcoming action adventure cheerfully got together once again to brighten the occasion, held on Thursday, October 13, 2007 at the city's famous Ziegfeld Theater.
Spotted to attend the glittering event were male lead Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Justin Bartha, Ed Harris, Ty Burrell, and Diane Kruger, who opted to wear a red flowing dress for the occasion. Helmer Jon Turteltaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also showed up, both flashing wide smiles as photographers' camera captured their images.
Cage, clad in classic black suit and white shirt plus black tie, admitted that he was willing to reprise his role as Ben Gates in this second installment of the "National Treasure" franchise because he believes the series are really "positive" films.
"They're positive entertainment, they're not gratuitously violent, you can take the whole family and hopefully stimulate kids to look in their history books and that's always a good thing," the actor commented.
Other notable names were caught to be present at the screening as well, including Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin, "Dawson Creek" star Joshua Jackson, Playboy Playmate Sandra Nilsson, and veteran actor Alan Alda.