Despite having been released in its native UK back in September 2013 already (where I’m guessing a new trend of raunchy photocopy machine pranks swiftly followed), the rest of the world is still waiting for James McAvoy’s Filth to show up on their screens. With an international release date swiftly approaching, a new, very NSFW red-band trailer has been released to remind us folks in the rest of the world, just what the British (don’t let those cultured cups of tea and cucumber sandwiches fool you) have been getting up to for the last few months without us.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
Filth, which is based on the acclaimed book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent and Eddie Marsan, and hits VOD on April 24, and limited international cinemas on May 30, 2014.
Last Updated: March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014 at 08:40
it’s refreshing to see actors not afraid to “buck” the previous belief that if you’re playing a hero in some big budget movie, you can’t be seen playing an asshole or villain in another. James McAvoy has become another favourite of mine in a short space of time.
March 24, 2014 at 08:50
Saw this last month. Great movie and James McAvoy is sublime in the role as he is in pretty much everything he does.
March 24, 2014 at 09:02
Absolutely brilliant movie… I’ve been told…