Ewan McGregor's upcoming film Young Adam has been picked to launch a major movie event in his native Scotland next month (AUG03).

The steamy movie - about a young man working on a barge, who discovers a corpse in the canal - will lead the way at the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which runs from 13 to 24 August (03).

The graphic tale, directed by David Mackenzie, contains scenes that have been compared to those involving Marlon Brando in controversial 1972 classic Last Tango in Paris.

British gangland thriller I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD will also be screened at the festival, as will Cannes Film Festival favourite Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood.

10/07/2003 17:17