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Danny Boyle confirms Trainspotting sequel to be made starring original cast

Ewan Bremner (left), Ewan McGregor (centre) and Robert Carlyle are all expected to star in the sequel. Credit: PA

A sequel to cult film Trainspotting will be made starring the original cast, director Danny Boyle has confirmed.

He said Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner all want to make the film.

Boyle said the only issue was clearing the schedules of the cast.

McGregor has previously said he would be interested in reprising his role as heroin-addict Renton.

Danny Boyle said the only issue was clearing the schedules of the cast. Credit: PA

Boyle told Deadline Hollywood: "All the four main actors want to come back and do it.

“Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series."

The original 1996 film was based on Irvine Welsh's novel and follows the lives of a group of heroin addicts in a deprived area of Edinburgh during the late 1980s.

Two years ago, Boyle said scriptwriter John Hodge was preparing a new film based on Welsh’s 2002 sequel Porno.

There was a mixed reaction on social media to the announcement, with many people already excited about the new film while others were more sceptical.