The Jon S. Baird movie is heading into cinemas in just over a month. And after catching the latest trailer a few weeks back, two new alternate quad posters have landed online, showing off a slightly different look at McAvoy seen in the original, which features him riding a pig.
A bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive period, until he finally meets his match… himself.
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?
McAvoy is joined by a stellar cast, led by Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Emun Elliott, Martin Compston, and Kate Dickie.
Baird (Cass) is directing from his own script, adapting the original novel by Welsh of the same name.
Filth will be released in Scotland on 27th September, before opening wide across the UK a week later on 4th October. Still no word yet on a US release date, but here’s to hoping it will be crossing the Atlantic before the end of the year. In the meantime, here are the new alternate posters, which you can click through to enlarge.