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Robert Carlyle hints at Trainspotting 2 details

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Trainspotting 2 is finally happening next year, and it’s going to be great — but don’t take our word for it. In an interview with NME, Robert Carlyle claims that not only does Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge deserve all the praise, but also that “it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f—ing read.”

Directed by Danny Boyle, the sequel will reunite Carlyle with co-stars Ewan McGregor (Renton), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) and Ewan Bremner (Spud), who all will reprise their roles from the 1996 film. “I’ve never seen a sequel that takes place 20 years after the original, so I think that gives it a certain unique quality,” Carlyle said. “And the way John Hodge has put this thing down, obviously with the help of Danny Boyle, is to make it about how the characters’ lives have moved on… or have they? Without giving anything away, maybe some of them haven’t really moved on. That’s what the audience is going to have to go through with them.”

At a recent press event promoting Steve Jobs, Boyle also spoke about his enthusiasm for the film, promising that “it honors the original and won’t disappoint people.”