Movie News: 'Trainspotting 2' Finally Gets a Green Light, Original Cast and Director Returning

Movie News: 'Trainspotting 2' Finally Gets a Green Light, Original Cast and Director Returning

Dec 07, 2015

Trainspotting

Trainspotting 2: First released in 1996, the brash British drug drama Trainspotting jump-started the careers of actor Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle. Now a sequel is finally on its way, with the original cast intact, including McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle; Boyle will once again direct, based on a script by John Hodge, who wrote the original. Plans are to shoot the movie next spring, aiming for a theatrical release in 2017. [THR]

 

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Wes Anderson: Bill Murray will reteam with director Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, above) for a stop-motion animated movie about dogs. Naturally, Murray will voice a dog, though the breed has not yet been revealed. He described the project as "a Japanese story." Other voices in the cast include Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston. [The Playlist]

 

Barbie - Ava DuVernay 'Sheroe'

Barbie Doll: Ava DuVernay, who directed Selma to great success, will next see a Barbie doll produced in her honor. The doll is "part of a 'Sheroes' line announced by [Mattel Toys] in April." The original plan was to create a single doll which could then be auctioned off for charitable purposes, but DuVernay's social media followers convinced the company to make the doll available in quantity for sale to the public. [Twitter via The Wrap]

 

Mojave

Mojave Trailer: In the first trailer for Mojave, a vehicular accident in the desert leads Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) to a fateful confrontation with the villainous Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). The thriller opens in theaters on January 22, 2016. [Movieclips]

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