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'Trainspotting' to Start Filming This Summer

'Trainspotting' will start filming this Summer featuring the original cast.

The cult-classic British hit movie about drug addiction in Edinburgh is expected to start filming next summer. According to reports, the movie that launched Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle's acting career will start filming the sequel next year. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Trainspotting's director Danny Boyle revealed that filming was planned for "May/June" and due to the tight schedules for the leading actor's previous obligations, it will only film in seven weeks. “They only get this little window off, so either you wait for the contract to run down, which could be as late as three years, or you kind of try and do it in this window,” he said. “But all four lads [McGregor, Miller, Carlisle and Ewen Bremner> are back in.” The first Trainspotting movie was only filmed on a budget of only $2 million, while the sequel is set to cost much more, but Danny Boyle argues he is going ot keep the cost down. “We’re doing it for less than $20 million, and that’ll give us control of the film so we can make the film we want to make,” he said. “That’s as much as you can get without being answerable to anybody. You can sort of get on with it without much interference. Although we could have raised a lot more money for this, we didn’t so we’re trying to keep some sense like we kept the original.” Will the sequel carry on tradition? Danny Boyle addressed concerns that the sequel will cheapen the legacy Trainspotting left behind. “The actors were understandably worried about its reputation and not wanting to let people down or to just be cashing in,” he said. “So actually the script, which John [Hodge], has written has been put under a very fierce spotlight by everyone, and it’s a good one.” Trainspotting

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