James McAvoy goes all Bad Lieutenant in NSFW trailer for adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s ‘Filth’





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James McAvoy is everywhere right now. In the last month we have seen him in Danny Boyle’s Trance, and gritty British thriller Welcome to the Punch. Also set to return as Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, this is turning out to be one hell of a year for the Scottish actor. However, a new film has come out of nowhere called Filth, and Lionsgate have just released the extremely NSFW trailer.

Based on Trainspotting author Irivne Welsh’s novel, Filth see’s McAvoy doing his best Bad Lieutenant impression as a cop who enjoys swearing, violence, drugs and lots of sex. McAvoy is almost¬†unrecognizable in the role of Bruce Robertson, and he appears to be totally insane, but in a hilarious yet very unsettling way.

Filth is the second feature length film from director Jon S. Baird (Cass), and he also wrote the screenplay based on Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name. The cast includes James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Joanne Froggatt, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Emun Eliott.

Filth arrives in UK cinemas in September.

Synopsis:

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?

 

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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