Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots And More Join Filth

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-01-19 13:40:01discussion comments
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One of the biggest downsides of not having the Harry Potter franchise around anymore is that there will be less opportunities for the greatest British actors working today to work together in one epic film franchise. But while there may not be any UK franchises like Harry Potter coming down the line yet, there are terrific smaller films like last year's Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy that will keep bringing these amazing thespians together. Now you can officially add the adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth to that category as well.

While the movie already has James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming on-board, Variety reports that the new movie has also added Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt and Imogen Poots to its cast. Based on Welsh's novel, which was released in 1998, the story follows a Scottish cop named Bruce Robertson (McAvoy) who is all kinds of bad news. He's a drug-and sex-addicted, misanthropic, corrupt cop who much prefers to play pranks on his fellow officer rather than uphold the law. The story follows the character as he tries to screw over anyone in his path on the way to a promotion so that he can win back his wife and daughter. Jon S. Baird is both writing and directing the movie.

I have been interested in this film from the get-go (you may know Welsh as the author who wrote Trainspotting), but these additions make the cast even better. Now in addition to sounding like a great bit of entertainment it now has the perfect actors to go with it. I get an awesome Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans vibe off of this film and if it is even half as good we will all be in for a treat.
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