George Clooney’s latest film Hail, Caesar! will have its UK premiere at the opening gala of the Glasgow Film Festival.

Set during Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Coen Brothers comedy follows a day in the life of a studio fixer on the set of a Roman epic and features an all-star cast including Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum.

George Clooney
George in Hail, Caesar! (Glasgow Film Festival)

Allison Gardner, the festival’s co-director, said: “We like to open the festival with something special to build audience excitement for the fortnight of films to come, and Hail, Caesar! is as big and beautiful a film as you can get.

“We are absolutely delighted to be screening the Coens’ wonderful, all-star salute to Old Hollywood, and especially privileged to be hosting the film’s UK premiere. A rollicking good time to be had by everyone!”

George Clooney
It will open the festival on February 17 (Glasgow Film Festival/PA)

Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion animation that picked up the Grand Special Jury Prize at last year’s Venice Film Festival, will have its UK premiere at the festival’s closing gala.

The “one-of-a-kind romance” about a travelling customer service guru features the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan.

Anomalisa
Anomalisa will close the festival (Glasgow Film Festival/PA)

The Glasgow Film Festival runs from February 17 to 28. Tickets for the opening and closing gala go on sale on January 18.