The screening of the John Huston classic The Man Who Would Be King will take place at the film festival’s new venue, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, on June 20.
Sean Connery will be attending a special gala of his 1975 swashbuckler The Man Who Would Be King at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, in honour of his forthcoming 80th birthday.
The screening of the John Huston classic will take place at the film festival’s new venue, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, on June 20. Connery has been a patron of the festival since 1992.
Tickets will go on sale for the event, which is sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, on June 3.
Hannah McGill, artistic director of the EIFF, said: “This event is a fitting way to celebrate Sir Sean’s 80 years - almost twenty of which he has given to support of EIFF as Patron! He is a great friend of the Festival and we look forward to celebrating this amid the glitter of the Festival Theatre.”