For James McAvoy, after working with the iconic Danny Boyle on Trance, the natural progression would of course be to move swiftly along to a film adapted from a novel by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. And although he’s been starring in film, television, and on stage for quite a while, it’s only now that it seems McAvoy is really hitting his stride. Personally, I end to favor a more obscene and dangerous version of the Scotsman, which we got a taste of in Trance, but with Jon S. Baird’s new film Filth—based on Welsh’s novel—we get to see the newly bearded and blood-shot actor rough it up and get extremely dirty.
And with the NSFW red band trailer out today, we watch McAvoy as a crooked, drug-addicted, bipolar, sex-crazed cop who tries to gain a promotion by solving a murder. Rounding out the cast is Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Martin Compston, and Eddie Marsan in the film from the director of 2008’s Cass. Oh, and if you weren’t sold, Clint Mansell has done the soundtrack for the film which, I assume might step away from some of the more refined, elegant scores of late and harken back to his schizophrenic and frantic older work a la Requiem for Dream.
Check out the trailer and the powdery new poster below.