Ewan McGregor to attend Trainspotting 2 world premiere in Edinburgh

Scots-born Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is set to attend the world premiere of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting in Edinburgh.

McGregor is expected to be joined on the red carpet by director Danny Boyle and co-stars Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner, among others.

The world premiere of Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s known – will be held on Sunday, January 22, at Cineworld, Fountain Park.

The stars from the original 1996 movie are all expected to make an appearance, arriving at 5pm ahead of the film starting at 6.30pm.

T2 comes 21 years after the original film, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.

The sequel is loosely based on the Edinburgh-born author’s follow-up book, Porno.

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

Renton has been drug-free for years and using his own success tries to help Spud (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.

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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