Video: TV spot of Irvine Welsh’s Filth

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A new Filth TV spot, featuring previously unseen footage, has been released in advance of the Edinburgh-based film’s premier.

The film sees lead character Bruce Robertson battle his demons while using underhand means to remain ahead in his career as a corrupt policeman.

James McAvoy pictured on set. Picture: Ian Rutherford

James McAvoy pictured on set. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scots actor and X-Men star James McAvoy takes on the lead role of Robertson with Jamie Bell of Billy Elliot fame playing his sidekick Ray Lennox.

Other prominent characters include Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent, Martin Compston of Sweet Sixteen and Gangs of New York star Gary Lewis.

Filth is based on the book written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and is directed by Jon S. Baird.

It is released in Scottish cinemas on September 27th and the rest of the UK on 4th October.

Filth synopsis

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?