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The success of the 1996 British comed/drama “Trainspotting” surprised America, and perhaps even the book’s author, Irvine Welsh, which the movie was based upon. It featured a ragtag group of heroine junkies and their non-junkie friend and sociopathic acquaintance and their adventures in Scotland as some tried to get clean, and others just fell deeper into the abyss.

Now, in 2017 we have “T2 Trainspotting,” a sequel to the original, once again directed by Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), and written by John Hodge and Irvine Welsh. The film promises to reunite audiences with the four remaining friends Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Renton (Ewan McGregor).

The Cast

Ewan McGregror, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Shirley Henderson, Gordon Kennedy.

The Story

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

For more information, visit the IMDB page here.


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