Filth-PosterBack in April, we saw a fantastic first trailer for Filth, which sees Irvine Welsh’s work make another welcome return to the big screen. It was wildly unsuitable for work, and gave us a great look at James McAvoy’s bigoted and corrupt cop character, so different to the roles we’re used to seeing him play.

Clocking in at just over a minute in length, it was a terrific first little tease. And now Sierra Affinity have released a longer international trailer, giving another very much restricted look at the upcoming movie.

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 terrific ensemble, led by Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Emun Elliott, Martin Compston, and Kate Dickie.

Jon S. Baird (Cass) is directing from his own script, making his sophomore feature as a director, adapting Welsh’s original novel.

Filth will be released in the UK on 27th September. As of yet, still no word on its US release date, but here’s to hoping it will be crossing the Atlantic this autumn/fall too.

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