James McAvoy is Still Unbelievably Filthy in a New Filth Trailer

James McAvoy in Filth (2013) Movie Banner Poster

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at Professor X in quite the same way again. Good God, man.

Check out a new UK trailer for Jon S. Baird’s “Filth”, based on the, presumably, equally filthy book by Irvine Welsh. From what I’m seeing, James McAvoy’s Bruce Robertson isn’t really a bad guy. Okay, so he kinda looks like a really bad guy, and he certainly does some pretty bad things. But he’s wants to change, so that’s got to count for something, right? Probably not.

Scheming Bruce Robertson (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 (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?

Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson.

The Scots get it first this September 27th, then exploding everywhere October 4th.