I have admit that I cannot wait to see James McAvoy’s new film, Filth, and after the first red band trailer I thought I had seen everything. Not true, for a brand new red band trailer, almost full of brand new footage, has just landed and it is glorious!
Based on the novel written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), Filth looks like it has captured the same energy and relentless chaos as Trainspotting, with McAvoy taking center stage as a drugs, alcohol and sex addicted bad copper. Bad Lieutenant eat your heart out I say, Filth is going to give you a run for your money. The new trailer is chock full of sex, drugs, violence and plenty of cheeky laughter, so check it out below.
James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) gives the performance of his career and he is joined by a fantastic cast, including Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin), Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Oscar winning actor, Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Joanne Froggatt (‘Downton Abbey’), Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting), Eddie Marsan (The Illusionist), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent) and Gary Lewis (Gangs of New York).
Written by Irvine Welsh and Jon S. Baird who also directs, Filth is produced by Ken Marshall, Will Clarke and Irvine Welsh.
Filth is released in Scotland on September 27th and in the rest of the UK and Ireland on October 4th.
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?