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Posted by Annie on September 22, 2016

Ewan McGregor wants to make his own ‘Trainspotting’ in Scotland.

The 45-year-old star revealed he is seeking funding for a ‘gritty uban’ movie with a teenage cast of unknowns.

The actor’s first movie as a director American Pastoral had its premiere at the Tornoto International Film Festival.

The film, shot in the US, and starring himself, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning has attracted mixed reviews.

But McGregor who has waited over 20 years to step behind the cameras, said he is looking for a smaller scale project to shoot at home.

He told a Masterclass at the TIFF: “I have a feeling of what I would want to do next, and that feelings is that I should make my ‘first’ movie “I maybe missed my $3m [£2.2m] movie – five weeks shooting with no resources, running around, painting stuff and then just filming.

“I would like to do it in Scotland – with young people, and not be in it.

To go and do something small and gritty.

“Something contemporary and urban – those are my rough feelings at the moment.”

He added: “I am looking for funding.“

And Ewan, said it would not be two decades in the making: “I would like to do it again, but sooner than that.

“I might have to make it happen, be more active this time.”

In American Pastoral the actor plays Seymour “Swede” Levov, a former high school star athlete, whose child becomes an urban terrorist in the 1960s.

Trainspotting was shot in 1995 over seven weeks on a budget of £1.5 million with the cast and crew working out of an abandoned cigarette factory in Glasgow .

Because of tight finances many of the scenes were shot only ones, and improvised, including McGregor’s famous scene – as Renton – running down Princes’ Street, in Edinburgh .

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