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?
Filth Release Date
In Theaters May 30, 2014
Starring:James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, and Eddie Marsan
Written By:Jon S. Baird
Directed By:Jon S. Baird
Produced By:Karin G. Dietrich, Ralph Dietrich, Ralph S. Dietrich, Marc Hansell, Jon Harris, Steven Istock, Zygi Kamasa, Tara Moross and Irvine Welsh
Magnolia isn’t exactly gambling. Filth currently ranks as the year’s 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.
Nov 30, 2013
James McAvoy's UK Hit Filth Acquired By Magnolia Pictures
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.
Sep 18, 2013
James McAvoy Buys Drugs And Photocopies His Wedding Tackle In New Red Band Filth Clips
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.
Jun 07, 2013
James McAvoy Loses His Mind In Latest Trailer For Filth
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.
Apr 11, 2013
James McAvoy Wallows In Sex, Drugs, And Four-Letter Words In Filth Trailer
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.
Jan 19, 2012
Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots And More Join Filth
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?
Aug 05, 2011
James McAvoy, Jamie Bell And Alan Cumming Join The Cast Of Filth