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‘Trainspotting 2’ New Teaser: The Original Characters & Danny Boyle Return to Do What They Do Best

A new teaser for the sequel to Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" shows the original cast in a familiar spot from 20 years ago.



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It’s been two months since the first teaser for “Trainspotting 2” hit the web, so naturally it was time for an update on Danny Boyle’s first ever sequel. The Guardian posted the exclusive footage of the film’s latest teaser Monday, showing the original cast of Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) in their familiar spots on the same train platform where they stood 20 years ago.

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“It’s like 20 years later, and it’s the same actors,” Boyle told press at the New York Film Festival last year. “It’s 20 years later in a friendship. Irvine Welsh is involved as one of the partners on the film. We’ve set up a partnership amongst us all and he’s one of the partners. The idea of them coming back together again, in the book it’s 10 years and in ours its 20, and it’s very different. It will be called an adaptation, but it won’t be called ‘Porno.’” Filming began in May in Edinburgh.

Last year, Carlyle spoke to NME about the fact that all four lead actors were reprising their roles. “I think that gives it a certain unique quality,” he said. “And of course, the audience is 20 years older too — people who came to see the original film when they were in their early twenties are very different people now. And the way John Hodge has put this thing down, obviously with the help of Danny Boyle, is to make it about how the characters’ lives have moved on… or have they?”

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“Trainspotting 2” hits theaters in February 2017. Check out the new teaser below.

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