McGregor denies ruling out return as Renton
EWAN McGregor has denied turning down the chance to reprise his role as Renton in Porno, the new film based on an Irvine Welsh book.
The Scottish actor’s starring role in Trainspotting is one of his most iconic parts.
It had been widely reported that McGregor turned down the chance to star in a movie version of Porno – which is set nine years after Trainspotting.
However, writing on Twitter, the actor insisted he had not been approached.
After a fan asked why he had turned down the role, the 41-year-old said: “I’ve never been offered Porno. Never seen a script.
“Never had a call from anyone to make that film.”
His comments prompted fans to tweet novelist Welsh, urging him to get McGregor on board.
One follower, Shane Campbell, wrote: “It would be a blockbuster! Make it happen!”
Danny Boyle, who directed Trainspotting and has been lined up for Porno, said: “I’d love to do another movie with him.”
Other actors from the original film, including Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller, have publicly stated they would like to take part in the project.
Carlyle, who played Begbie in the film, said he would “jump through hoops of fire backwards” for the filmmaker and would “do Porno tomorrow for nothing”.
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