Cussing and vomiting and sniffing cocaine and making love like it's going out of style, James McAvoy looks like he's completely out of control. And ... he's a cop!
The official synopsis for Filth, based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted for the screen and directed by Jon S. Baird, reads like this:
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?
Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, and Imogen Poots also star. Watch the NSFW trailer below. It's set for release on September 13, 2013.