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T2 Trainspotting Trailer


Set 20 years after the original movie, we see our favourite once drug-addled Scotsman reunited. After Renton pledged to make his life better and stop taking heroin, he ran off with the takings of the groups drug-deal and had not been seen by any of the group since.  Troublemaker Begbie is still on the wrong side of the law and finds his temper taking control and constantly getting him into trouble, once he's released from jail, causing mayhem comes as standard for the moustachioed brute.

Spud has changed the least but he's still the most genuine member of the group. Sickboy finds himself running a pub a failing pub which he tries to modernise. In a bid to make money, Sickboy finds himself becoming entwined with various shady characters looking to make money by legal and illegal means. 

While most of the group have found themselves cutting their intake of heroin, that doesn't mean that they're on the straight and narrow. Each one is still battling various demons from their past and make a living example of the old adage 'old habits die hard'. 

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Irvine Welsh - Irvine Welsh on the set of 'Trainspotting 2' in Edinburgh at edinburgh - Scotland, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Robert Carlyle Promises An Even Scarier Begbie In 'Trainspotting' Sequel


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Robert Carlyle has promised that his infamous Trainspotting character Francis Begbie will be “scarier” than ever in the film’s upcoming sequel. Carlyle was appearing in Edinburgh alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and assured fans that they wouldn't be let down by the sequel, which comes 20 years after the original film.

Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle has said Begbie will be even scarier 20 years on.

“He is still very much the person that he was,” Carlyle said. “His preferred way of dealing with things is still to be very violent, but he keeps his powder dry, he is more judicious, he is more in control. In some ways, he is more dangerous as a result of that.”

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Irvine Welsh , actor Robert Carlyle pose for a picture at the Usher Hall Edinburgh ahead of them taking part in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. - Irvine Welsh and actor Robert Carlyle pose for a picture at the Usher Hall Edinburgh ahead of them taking part in an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. at Usher Hall Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th April 2016

Irvine Welsh and Actor Robert Carlyle Pose For A Picture At The Usher Hall Edinburgh Ahead Of Them Taking Part In An Event At The Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Irvine Welsh and Actor Robert Carlyle Pose For A Picture At The Usher Hall Edinburgh Ahead Of Them Taking Part In An Event At The Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Irvine Welsh and Actor Robert Carlyle Pose For A Picture At The Usher Hall Edinburgh Ahead Of Them Taking Part In An Event At The Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Ewan McGregor Confirms 'Trainspotting' Sequel Will Begin Filming In May


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Ewan McGregor has confirmed that he long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting is set to begin filming at the end of May. The sequel comes 20 years after the original cult classic film and a decade after Irvine Welsh wrote his follow up novel Porno.

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor will begin filming the Trainspotting sequel at the end of May.

Speaking to Collider, McGregor said: “It’s been 10 years since Irvine Welsh wrote the sequel novel, Porno, so it’s been a long time, a lot of speculation. For me, too! 10 years ago, I didn’t want to do it; I wasn’t ready to do it. Also, there was no script.”

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Danny Boyle Plans To Begin Shooting 'Trainspotting' Sequel Next Summer


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Director Danny Boyle has said he plans to begin shooting the long awaited Trainspotting sequel next summer. If all goes to plan Boyle hopes that the film will then hit cinemas later in 2016, in time for the original film’s 20th anniversary.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle hopes to begin shooting Trainspotting sequel next year.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle said that the shoot was planned for “May/June” 2016, but added that it all depends on Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle’s shooting schedules. Both actors are currently tied up with television commitments in the US, with Carlyle starring in ‘Once Upon A Time’ and Miller in ‘Elementary’.

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Ewan McGregor Declares He Would Be Up For 'Trainspotting' Sequel With Director Danny Boyle


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Ewan McGregor has said he would be up for revisiting the role of heroin addict Renton in a sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, if director Danny Boyle was also on board. Speaking at the Edinburgh film festival, McGregor also revealed there’s no longer any bad blood between himself and the director after their much publicised falling out in the late 90s.

Ewan mcgregorEwan McGregor at the Edinburgh film festival

When asked if he’d now return for a Trainspotting sequel McGregor said he has changed his mind on the subject and would now say yes. “I would be up for it,” McGregor said. “I’ve said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”

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How Irvine Welsh's Begbie Is Coming Back To Support Homeless People


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When Irvine Welsh released Trainspotting back in 1993, it became a cult classic. And this wasn’t despite the harrowing subject matter, accented pros and consistent drug abuse, rather because of them. Now, after the film received similar adulation, Begbie is back, and he’s here to help the homeless.

Irvine WelshBegbie came from this man's head - Irvine Welsh

The sociopathic Begbie - played by Robert Carlyle in the film - isn’t exactly the charitable sort – more interested in incredibly violent episodes and hamming up stories when the truth is somewhat different. But his creator, Irvine Welsh, despite conjuring up many twisted souls in his stories, reignited the character to feature in The Big Issue and help homeless people.

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"The Filth" UK Premiere Sees James McAvoy In What Might Be His Most Challenging Role Yet


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Filth, Jon S. Baird’s adaptation of the eponymous Irvine Welsch novel Filth, starring James McAvoy. The actor, known for his roles in X-Men: First Class, Wanted and, once upon a time The Chronicles of Narnia, has definitely switched gears for this one. McAvoy plays corrupt cop Bruce Robertson, who struggles with bipolar disorder, whilst engaging in practically every vice, known to humanity. As you may have guessed, the actor’s overall nice guy persona made him a less than obvious choice for the part. However, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which McAvoy gave at the film’s Zurich Film Festival premiere, he explained why he took on the challenge of playing so starkly against type.

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The poster leaves little doubt - this is going to be one of those "love it or hate it" films.

“This was simply one of the best scripts I'd ever read. In the top three, McAvoy says. “It's up there with Atonement. A beautiful and harrowing script.”

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James McAvoy Is Filthy Good In Movie Version Of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth' [Trailer + Pictures]


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It was an ambitious project, but one that seems to have paid off. Transferring Irvine Welsh’s brilliantly disgusting character, Bruce Robertson from page to screen in Filth sees James McAvoy excel, further swelling his already brilliant reputation.

Filth PosterThe critics have been waxing lyrical about Filth

The story follows Robertson – who is in fact an officer of the law, he’s PC Robertson – as he goes about his debouched ways. When a promotion rears its head and our benter-then-bent cop is enlisted to solve a brutal murder, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if the aspirations of his colleagues threaten to block his path.

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Irvine Welsh and James McAvoy - 'Filth' Uk Film Premiere at Odeon West End - Arrivals Where: London, United Kingdom When: 30 September 2013 - London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th September 2013

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Irvine Welsh and James McAvoy - The London premiere of "Filth" at Odeon West End - London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th September 2013

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Irvine Welsh - UK premiere of Filth held at the Odeon - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st January 2000

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James McAvoy In 'Filth' > Robert De Niro In 'Taxi Driver'? Big Claim


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The temptation to place classic performances, films and music on a pedestal and never let your mind’s eye topple them is strong. We hold a robust affection for culture gone by, and often struggle to let modern talent permeate the pantheon of classic big-screen behemoths.

James McAvoyMcAvoy in Welcome to The Punch

'Tosh,' says Irvine Welsh, who asserts that James McAvoy’s performance in Filth is better than that of Robert De Niro’s in Taxi Driver – a turn that would forever ensure him legendary status.

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James McAvoy Needs To Clean Up His Act In Filth (Trailer)


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Filth, the latest movie to star James McAvoy, is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name and it has all the hallmarks of a classic Irvine Welsh movie adaptation, with its fast-paced, seedy cinematography and wry, snappy humour. The word filth takes on two meanings here. McAvoy plays the central character Bruce Robertson, who – by all accounts, is a pretty filthy kinda guy, he’s into some fairly unsavoury sexual practises and when his doctor asks if he’s been taking his medication, he’s only able to sort-of-honestly answer ‘yes’ because of all the illicit substances he’s been snorting. That’s not the only kind of ‘filth’ he is though – he’s also a police officer. A Detective Sergeant no less.

Robertson’s not one for abiding by the law, however and even when he’s on duty, he’s a pretty deceitful, dishonest kind of guy and will do anything to get one over on his colleagues, so that he can get a promotion. However, the combination of mind-altering drugs and the fact that he’s collapsing under a mountain of lies soon starts to take a toll on his sanity and wellbeing. Add to that the fact that he has a troubled marriage that he’s desperate to save and things aren’t looking great for him, all told.

This red-band trailer precedes the September release of the movie which also stars Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggett and Jim Broadbent

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