James McAvoy has to be one of my favorite actors working today. The guy can settle in just about any role you place him in. This one in particular is the filthiest so far (no pun intended). The setup reminds me of Bad Lieutenant. I have to warn all readers though, this is as Red Band as a trailer can get, so I’m definitely tagging it as NSFW. Check out the Filth red-band trailer below!
Here is a synopsis of the film:
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?
So, what are your thoughts after seeing the Filth red-band trailer? Filth is currently not scheduled for U.S. release!