The directorial debut of one of Hollywood's biggest stars will be opening Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

Jonah Hill's coming-of-age comedy-drama Mid90s will open the festival on February 20.

The film stars Sunny Suljic (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Lucas Hedges (Ladybird) and Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), and follows a 13-year-old boy who begins to hang out with an older group of skateboarders while living in 1990s Los Angeles.

The soundtrack features an original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross alongside original 90s hip-hop.

There will be a step back into the 90s again when the festival closes on Sunday March 3 with the UK premiere of the big screen adaptation of Scottish playwright Kieran Hurley’s hit stage show Beats.

Set in 1994, just as the Criminal Justice Bill attempted to place restrictions on Scotland’s rave culture and the free party movement, Beats is a universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.

Directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror), executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, and starring young Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates Cristian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald in their feature film debuts, the screening is not to be missed.

The film features an original soundtrack from Scottish club legend JD Twitch (Optimo), who will DJ at the official festival after-party for all ticket holders at Argyle Street Arches.

Film buffs can look forward to the full programme announcement for the 15th Glasgow Film Festival on January 23.

Allison Gardner, Co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, said: “We are honoured and delighted to be opening our 15th edition with Jonah Hill’s thrilling and moving directorial debut. The film is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story that feels authentic, and the young actors give naturalistic and heartfelt performances that stay with you. The Opening Gala sets the ball rolling on 12 days of fantastic film fun and we couldn’t ask for a better start to GFF19.”

Allan Hunter, Co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, said: “We are thrilled to close the festival with the UK premiere of the hotly anticipated screen version of Kieran Hurley’s Beats. It is a wildly entertaining, desperately poignant blast of rebellion, romance and bittersweet friendship that beautifully captures the end of an era in 1990s Scotland. Showcasing a wealth of talent on both sides of the camera, it is the perfect closing night film.”

Tickets for the screenings go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 9 January at and are priced between £13-£15.