The iconic Scottish black comedy saga continues with the sequel to the gritty, Oscar nominated 1996 film 'Trainspotting'. 'T2: Trainspotting' is set a decade after the first film and reunites the whole cast along with director Danny Boyle ('Steve Jobs', 'Slumdog Millionaire') and original screenwriter John Hodge ('Trance', 'The Beach').

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor returns in 'T2: Trainspotting'

Released 20 years after the first movie which explored the hard drug scene of Edinburgh, 'T2: Trainspotting' is loosely based on the 2002 novel 'Porno' by Irvine Welsh - the sequel to his 1993 book 'Trainspotting' which explores the characters lives with porn as the main theme instead of heroin. Each of the characters in the original movie cross paths once again with all the original stars, including Irvine Welsh himself who returns in the cameo role of Mikey Forrester.

Watch the trailer for 'T2: Trainspotting' here:


While little information has been shared about what to expect from 'T2', we know that it takes place 20 years after events in the original movie, unlike the book 'Porno' which is set 10 years after 'Trainspotting'. Mark "Rent Boy" Renton (Ewan McGregor) has quit heroin and owns a nightclub, but he returns to Edinburgh to see old friends and reconnect with former flame Diane (Kelly Macdonald). Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson (Jonny Lee Miller) has quit crack and now owns a pub while growing cannabis and trying to get into the porno film business. 

Danny "Spud" Murphy (Ewen Bremner) is undergoing therapy for drug addiction and is feeling desperately suicidal, while Francis "Franco" Begbie (Robert Carlyle) has just come out of prison and wants to kill everyone. This toxic combination of friends is about to upend their lives once again as they fall into that same pattern of drugs, betrayal and destruction. 

'T2: Trainspotting' is set to be released in the UK on January 27th 2017 and in the US on February 10th.

Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller rejoins the cast of 'Trainspotting'