Filth, starring James McAvoy is finally going to muck up North American screens.
The dark comedy, which is based off of the novel by Irvine Welsh (who also wrote Trainspotting), has endured much success in the UK as it is currently the 2nd highest grossing R rated film and a nominee in several categories of the British Independent Film Awards. Finally the film will reach a wider audience, as it is to be released in North America in the Spring of 2014.
The film follows corrupt cop Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) as he loses grip on reality in the midst of the investigating the death of a Japanese student. Involving Robertson’s drug abuse, sexually abusive relationships, and bullying of his co-workers, things go even more awry when he starts hallucinating and cannot hold his already bizarre life together.
James McAvoy has been getting much acclaim for his starring performance, and the cast includes the likes of Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots and Jim Broadbent. The film has received rave reviews overseas, and is likely to continue its acclaim as its release has been much anticipated in North America. The rights of the film have been won by Magnolia Pictures.
Source: Magnolia Pictures