The 'Trainspotting' sequel hits U.S. at secret SXSW screening

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The 'Trainspotting' boys are getting the band back togetherThe 'Trainspotting' boys are getting the band back together

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2016%2f09%2f16%2f8f%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lza3.f09f1By Marcus Gilmer2017-03-12 21:05:50 UTC

A tad over 20 years after the world first got a glimpse of the wild world of Renton, Sick Boy, and Spud in Trainspotting, America will get its first look at where they are now in the film's sequel on Sunday night in Austin. 

T2 Trainspotting will make its U.S. debut at a "secret screening" at SXSW. Directed by Danny Boyle, who directed the first film, the film is loosely based on the book Porno by Irvine Welsh, who also penned the book that the first film was based off on. 


Boyle and Ewan McGregor, who return from the original film, will be doing a Q&A after Sunday's screening, according to Variety, and continue doing press on Monday. 

T2 joins films that range from Another Earth to Furious 7 to get a secret screening at SXSW.

McGregor isn't the only actor from the original film who returned for the sequel. Joining him are Ewan Bremner ("Spud"), Johnny Lee Miller ("Sick Boy"), Robert Carlyle ("Begbie"), and Kelly McDonald ("Diane"). 

The film hit theaters in the UK in January to mixed reviews and will come to U.S. screens in a limited release on March 17 with a wider release scheduled for March 31. 

Topics: danny boyle, Entertainment, ewan mcgregor, Movies, secret-screening, SXSW, t2 trainspotting


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