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TRAINSPOTTING 2: Sequel Moves Ahead with Danny Boyle, Original Cast, & Writer

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Trainspotting 2 Green-lit with Original Director and Cast. The sequel to Trainspotting is moving forward with Danny Boyle, the original film’s director, John Hodge, the original film’s writer, and the original cast (Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle) at Tristar Pictures. First reported by The Wrap, Trainspotting 2 will be based on Irvine Welsh‘s ‘Porno.’ ‘Porno’ is the sequel novel to ‘Trainspotting,’ also written by Welsh.

Danny Boyle had this to say about Trainspotting 2:

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. We are grateful to Tom and Hannah for their support and we can’t wait to get going

Trainspotting made $16.4 Million when it was released by Miramax on July 19, 1996. That film went on to become a cult classic, referenced in pop culture and selling numerous pieces of related merchandise.

Rumors of a sequel have circulated for years. Rumor has now become fact.

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