WHO’S IN IT?
Ewan McGregor (Beginners), Ewen Bremner (Black Hawk Down), Jonny Lee Miller (Byzantium), Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty), Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men), James Cosmo (Troy), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones’ Diary), Irvine Welsh (Trapped)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), director, producer; John Hodge (Trance), writer; Bernard Bellew (Sunshine), Christian Colson (127 Hours) and Andrew Macdonald (28 Days Later), producers; Anthony Dod Mantle (Millions), cinematographer; Jon Harris (Kick-Ass), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Twenty years after betraying his friends by stealing £16,000 from their heroin deal, Mark Renton (McGregor) returns to Scotland to make amends. He reunites with Daniel “Spud” Murphy (Bremner) and Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson (Miller), but tries to avoid the psychopathic and vengeful Francis “Franco” Begbie (Carlyle), who has just been released from prison…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Danny Boyle and the entire cast of the original 1996 cult classic reunite for a sequel that’s been at least two decades in the making, and should hopefully be as innovative and edgy as the original to make that long wait worth it.