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Trainspotting sequel sets February 2017 release date

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The long-awaited Trainspotting sequel just arrived at its U.S. release date.

Sony Pictures will debut the film, titled T2: Trainspotting, in limited release on Feb. 3, 2017, before going into a wider expansion on Feb. 10, EW has confirmed.

Danny Boyle is directing the follow-up to his 1996 cult hit about drug addiction in Edinburgh, with all four main original cast members (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle) also returning.

The start of production was marked earlier this week with a teaser video that revealed the film will be released in the U.K. in January.

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Boyle said last year that sequel will have elements of writer Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting sequel Porno, but that this new film is still “it’s own thing” — and that the cast quartet initially had reservations about signing on.

“The actors were understandably worried about its reputation and not wanting to let people down or to just be cashing in,” he told The Hollywood Reporter back in September. “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.”