Trainspotting sequel: Ewan McGregor set to star in Danny Boyle's follow-up film Porno

McGregor will reportedly join returning actors Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller in the sequel to the classic 1996 film

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It’s not just the big Hollywood blockbusters that love a sequel, even indie film Trainspotting is to get a follow-up film.

According to reports, Ewan McGregor is all aboard to star in the sequel to the classic 1996 movie, which will see Danny Boyle return to direct the film.

The 44-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as heroin addict Renton in the sequel, called Porno, almost 20 years after the original movie was released after making up with Boyle.

The pair fell out after the director cast Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead in The Beach, which was originally intended for McGregor.

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The Sun quotes an insider as saying: “Like the first movie, [McGregor] is going to be the central character and will have the most work on the project. So he is very invested and is offering a lot of input on the script. It’s full steam ahead.”

A representative for McGregor has yet to respond to a request for comment on the reports.

Speaking at the Edinburgh Film Festival earlier this year, McGregor said: “I miss working with Danny, I did some of my best work with him and he’s one of my favourite directors I’ve worked with. There was some bad blood and ill feeling, but that’s all going now.

“I think it might be extraordinary to see a sequel 20 years after the original.”

Ewen Bremner is also on board to join the cast again as Renton’s fellow heroin addict Daniel “Spud” Murphy, with Jonny Lee Miller set to reprise his role as con artist Sick Boy.

The film is based on Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting sequel Porno, published in 2002, which follows the characters ten years after his earlier book, with a pornography business serving as a backdrop in place of heroin use.

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