Fresh off his Oscar-nominated biographical drama “Steve Jobs,” director Danny Boyle is already filming his next movie, and it’s a sequel to his acclaimed 1996 film “Trainspotting,” based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same. The sequel picks up 20 years after the events of the first film with the main characters crossing paths yet again. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as protagonist Mark “Rent Boy” Renton, Jonny Lee Miller returns as Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson, Ewen Bremmer as Daniel “Spud” Murphy, and Robert Carlyle as Francis “Franco” Begbie. Now, The Daily Mail has exclusive photos of McGregor and Miller filming the “Trainspotting” sequel in Edinburgh. Follow the link to see the two actors entering Scottish Parliament Building in businessman attire.
Danny Boyle began his career working as a theater director before his 1994 debut film “Shallow Grave.” He has then gone on to make such acclaimed films as “28 Days Later,” “Millions,” “Sunshine,” “127 Hours,” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” which was nominated for ten Oscars and won seven, including Best Director.
Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor is arguably best known for his performance in “Trainspotting,” but he’s also known for Todd Haynes’ “Velvet Goldmine,” Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge,” the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,’ and more.
“Trainspotting 2” is scheduled to be released on January 27th, 2017 in the United Kingdom, followed by a February 3rd release in the United States.