Danny Boyle’s sequel to the ground-breaking 1996 film, ‘Trainspotting’ featuring Ewan McGregor as Renton, Robert Carlyle as Begbie, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, Kelly Macdonald as Diane Coulston and Ewen Bremner as Spud, is set for release in the USA on February. is returning too. Kevin McKidd’s character, Tommy, died in the original film.
The film follows their lives 20 years on, and is loosely inspired by Irvine Welsh’s ‘Trainspotting’ sequel ‘Porno’. In an interview with Vice, Irvine Welsh said T2 is “very much telling a story about Edinburgh as it currently is. The main element to the story is basically Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud getting back together again, and it tells the story of them getting involved in the vice industry in a very innovative way.”
They may be 20 years older, but it appears that they haven’t lost their lust for life.
Out in the USA Feb 3.