‘Trainspotting 2’ Cast Confirmed, Release Set for 2017

The Original Cast

The Sony label Tri-Star announced on Friday that is has acquired worldwide rights to Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting, and that all of the principal cast is returning. The film will be filmed late in the forthcoming spring with a view to a 2017 release.

Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle are back to reprise their respective roles of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie in the film, which also brings back Boyle as director and John Hodge as screenwriter.

“It’s been 20 years since we met these characters and John Hodge’s screenplay brilliantly explores what’s happened to them—and to us—in the intervening years,” says Boyle. “We are grateful to Tom and Hannah for their support and we can’t wait to get going.”

The original 1996’s hit was based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh and told of group of lower income heroin users in Edinburgh drifting through their lives.

Trainspotting 2 will be based on author Irvine Welsh’s 2002 sequel novel ‘Porno,’ but it isn’t yet clear how closely the new movie will follow this story. I’m assuming they won’t all meet for Christmas. Nonetheless, I will be most likely watching this.

Source: Variety