'Edge of Love' to open Edinburgh fest


LONDON -- John Maybury's "The Edge of Love" will open this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Maybury's biopic of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas should give the Scottish capital set event some glitz and glamour with a cast which includes Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys and Cillian Murphy.

Organizers said Knightley, Miller, Rhys and Maybury are expected to attend the gala event June 18.

This year's Edinburgh film shindig is the first time it will unfold in June having previously always occupied an August slot. The festival runs June 18-29.

Maybury's romantic love triangle film is produced by Rebekah Gilbertson and Sarah Radclyffe, co-produced by Huw Penallt Jones and Bill Godfrey and executive produced by David Berstein, Linda James, Hannah Leader, Joe Oppenheimer, Tim Smith and David M. Thompson.

"It's a film that I personally adore, and opening with it is the perfect expression of our commitment to intelligent, impassioned, exciting new filmmaking," festival artistic director Hannah McGill said.