Scots star at premier
McGregor in Edinburgh for directorial debut
McGregor is also lead Actor in American Pastoral and will walk the red carpet for the film’s Edinburgh International Film Festival Gala Screening at the Filmhouse.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s.
McGregor (Trainspotting 2, The Impossible, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
American Pastoral also features Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning and David Strathairn.
McGregor has a deep relationship with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, marking his first appearance in 1994 for Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave.
He has since returned on several occasions with films Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998), Young Adam (David MacKenzie, 2003), Perfect Sense (David MacKenzie, 2011) and most recently Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia, 2015) when he also presented a sold-out ninety minute in-person Q&A event.
American Pastoral is a Lakeshore Entertainment production and is produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Andre Lamal, with a screenplay written by John Romano (Lincoln Lawyer).
It will be released in the UK on November 11th by Entertainment Film Distributors.