‘Finding Dory’ to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

A live scored screening of ‘E.T.’ is also taking place at the festival

Finding Dory, the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo, will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival next month.

Pixar’s latest movie centres around the eponymous, Ellen DeGeneres-voiced Paracanthurus embarking on a search for her family.

Other highlights at the annual event include a special screening of E.T. with John Williams’ score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and a newly-restored 4K version of Scottish epic Highlander.

Trainspotting will also get a screening to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The festival will open with a premiere of Scottish golfing biopic Tommy’s Honour and close with a remake of comedy film Whisky Galore.

Among the other films in the line-up are Maggie’s Plan, The Fundamentals of Caring, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Shepherds and Butchers, Little Men and Yoga Hosers.

Finding Dory hits UK cinemas on June 17, starring alongside DeGeneres are the likes of Willem Dafoe, Kaitlin Olson and Bill Hader, while The Wire pair Dominic West and Idris Elba will also appear as British-accented sea lions.

Last week, Sia debuted Finding Dory‘s theme song on DeGeneres’ talk show in the US. Titled ‘Unforgettable’, it’s a cover of the Irving Gordon-penned song that was originally made famous by Nat King Cole.