James McAvoy and Jamie Bell are Sick, Depraved, and Filthy Cops

Well, probably just James McAvoy’s character, anyway.

The Playlist reports that McAvoy, Jamie Bell, and Alan Cummings have come onboard a big-screen adaptation of author Irvine Welsh’s novel “Filth”, confirmation that comes from the author himself during an interview. Previously, McAvoy had talked up the role, but wouldn’t say the title. Now we know.

In the film, McAvoy would play “Bruce Robertson, a sex-obsessed, cocaine-addicted, bigoted Scottish police officer who is supposed to be investigating a murder but gets sidetracked by his own peculiarities, worries and hangups ranging from the pranks he pulls on his co-workers to his various sexual conquests. Looking in on Robertson is partner-of-sorts, Ray Lennox, and his boss, Bob Toal…”

Bell will play Lennox, while Cummings will do the boss gig. According to IMDB.com, Brendan Gleeson and Imogen Poots (from the upcoming “Fright Night” remake) are also in the cast, with the film set for sometime in 2012.

Welsh will produce, with his buddy Jon S. Baird (“Cass”) directing.



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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I still remember reading this book. There were a couple of very memorable and very explicit scenes – so explicit that I read it twice to be sure I read it correctly.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Might have to pick it up…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Might have to pick it up…

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        The book as a whole is not as good as Trainspotting, but it’s worth reading.

        Whether the scenes i remember are good or bad, it’d depend on your perspective and how open you are. Is fecal matter on your extra leg from doing it in the 3rd input a good thing or bad thing? Hopefully I said that in a way that won’t get me edited.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Ha. Wonder if that’ll make it into the movie.