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Magnolia isnít exactly gambling. Filth currently ranks as the yearís second highest-grossing R-rated film in the UK, where it opened earlier in the year. It also has earned several British Independent Film Award nominations.
If the first trailers for the film are to be believed, director Jon S. Baird's adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel Filth promises to be one seriously disturbed and perverted piece of cinema - and I for one can't wait for it. James McAvoy looks to be in rare form stepping into the shoes of insanely corrupt police officer Bruce Robertson, and the movie as a whole looks as though it has hit a perfect note of manic craziness.
In the film, McAvoy plays Bruce Robertson, a deviant and corrupt cop who spends his days binging on hard liquor and harder drugs, stuffing the hardest parts of his body into the loosest women around.
From the same author that brought us Trainspotting, Filth tells the story of Bruce Robertson (McAvoy), a racist, perverted, drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, corrupt, drunk, asshole police officer who wishes to rise in the ranks of his unit and will stop at nothing to do so. In order to make sure that none of his colleagues are able to get in front of him, he begins to spill secrets, steal wives and destroy their lives.
Here McAvoy stars as Bruce Robertson, a bigoted, bipolar cop with a serious drug addiction. Despite all of the above Bruce is up for a promotion, and to win it, he'll do anything it takes to solve a gruesome murder case and ruin his rivals chances. But his lies and manipulations stack up to toppling, pitting his cop colleagues against each other and endangering his relationship with his wife and daughter.
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.
The lead character of Irvine Welsh's Filth sounds like a dream job for any actor. Bruce Robertson is a Scottish cop and misanthrope who is addicted to sex and drugs and would rather spend his days pranking his fellow police offers than doing his job. It's nothing you wouldn't expect from the author of Trainspotting, but what performer wouldn't want to try their hand at playing someone like that?