James McAvoy Loses His Mind In Latest Trailer For Filth

Warning: this trailer is definitely not safe for work!

Since being introduced to American audiences, James McAvoy has managed to maintain a rather wholesome image through the projects he takes part in. While he has certainly made some R-rated films, he's still known for being Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia, Robbie Turner from Atonement or Professor X in X-Men: First Class - fighting for the side of good. Well, now the upcoming adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth is coming soon, and from the looks of the new international trailer you see above (courtesy of Sierra Affinity) it seems as though it should do a good job of changing our view of McAvoy forever.

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. But after a lifetime of that kind of behavior will eventually catch up with you, and it threatens to drive Bruce straight out of his mind. Jon S. Baird, who wrote and directed the 2008 bio-drama Cass, both adapted the screenplay and directs, bringing together a great cast supporting cast that includes Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, and Eddie Marsan.

Filth is set to be released in the UK in late September, however, it has not yet picked up a distributor for an American release. Hopefully that's a problem that is soon resolved so that we will be able to see it.

Eric Eisenberg
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