Trainspotting sequel to begin filming in May

Irvine Welsh has revealed filming will start in May.
Irvine Welsh has revealed filming will start in May.
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IRVINE Welsh has revealed the long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting will start shooting on May 16.

Based on his novel Porno - set a decade after Trainspotting - the film will reunite stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewan Bremner.

Welsh, 57, told US podcast Beaks and Geeks: “We have all the team up now and are opening an office in March. We start shooting on May 16.

“I have been helping out as executive producer. I have been hooking them up with people locally, but they have also cast me again in the film, so I’m reprising my role as Mikey Forrester, the drug dealer.”

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Porno follows the main characters from Trainspotting ten years on, with the porn industry as the backdrop.

It is not yet known whether Kelly Macdonald, who played schoolgirl Diane, will return to reprise her role.