Almost after two decades, Ewan McGregor will be seen playing the role of Mark Renton on the “Trainspotting” sequel. Earlier, the actor said that he would not work for the film, but he has recently confirmed at Edinburgh Film Festival that he has changed his mind and would work with the film director Danny Boyle.
“I would be up for it, I have said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t know if it is happening yet,” said Ewan McGregor in an interview with The Scotsman.
He also said that although he has not gone through the script, his decision is final. He has traversed a long way with Danny regarding the making of the film.
Danny had worked with Ewan for his three consecutive films – “Shallow Grave” in 1994, “Trainspotting” in 1996 and “A Life Less Ordinary” in 1997. However, Danny, instead of Ewan, suddenly picked Leonardo DiCaprio to star in “The Beach,” which generated a bitter relationship between the two. Now the actor said that there is no such conflict between him and the Oscar-winning director of “Slumdog Millionaire.”
“Trainspotting” – a dark comedy drama film – was ranked 10th by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of “Top 100 British Films” of all time. After eight years of its release, the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time.
In 2013, Danny declared that his next sequel would be based on Irvine Welsh’s novel named “Porno,” where pornography business became the backdrop for the story. John Hodge, a renowned screenwriter and dramatist, is working on the script.
Ewan has also agreed to reprise his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the “Star Wars” prequel. According to him, it was “Star Wars” that made him want to be an actor for the first time.
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