Ewan McGregor reveals Renton’s new addiction in Trainspotting 2

The eagerly-awaited sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting hits cinemas next month – and fans can’t wait to find out what Renton, Spud, Begbie and Sick Boy have been up to for the past 20 years.

Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s being billed – sees the original cast (including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller) return, while director Danny Boyle is back at the helm.

A new teaser sees McGregor, who plays Renton, talk about the changes the characters have gone through since the first film – and it seems that former heroin addict Mark Renton has a new addiction to feed.

Renton has been drug-free for years and using his own success tries to help Spud (Ewan Bremner) who is still struggling with drugs.

The teaser, which you can watch below, sees Renton offer up a new addiction for Spud to try: exercise.

Scottish actor McGregor said earlier this year that the script is “really, really, really good.”

Carlyle – who will reprise his role as psycho Begbie – previously said he is “wary” of the new movie, but was also full of praise for John Hodge’s script, describing it as “one of the best scripts I’ve f**king read”.

“Yeah, we’ve already had a read-through of the script – we did that in the springtime,” said the 54-year-old. “You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this’, but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f**king read. I mean, EVER.”

Trainspotting 2 will be released in cinemas on January 27, 2017 and in the US a week later.

 

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