Irvine Welsh Adaptation Filth Starts Shoot with Cast Led by James McAvoy

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Irvine Welsh Adaptation Filth Starts Shoot with Cast Led by James McAvoy


Steel Mill Pictures and Logie Pictures will start principal photography Monday on Jon S Baird's adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Filth.

James McAvoy [pictured], Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt and Imogen Poots star.

The film will shoot primarily in Glasgow as well as on location in Sweden, Belgium and Germany.

McAvoy plays a corrupt policeman (and drug addict) who has to solve a brutal murder case with an ambitious colleague (Jamie Bell).

Writer/director Baird said: "Filth is filled with irreverent comedy and some extremely surreal moments, but ends with a sharp twist of poignancy. The character of Bruce Robertson has to show such a wide range that it could only take an actor as talented as James McAvoy to pull it off with the necessary charm and humanity."Producer Ken Marshall of Steel MIll added: "Bruce Robertson is not only a guilty pleasure, but a character edgier than all the other characters from Irvine Welsh's works combined. …

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