Having taken what seems like an eternity to reach its release date, the no-holds-barred adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Filth finally lands in UK cinemas on October 4 (having made its bow in Scotland a week earlier).

James McAvoy stars as Bruce Robertson, a power-hungry policeman, who also just happens to be a bigot and corrupt.

Desperate to trample all over his colleagues in a bid to make it to the top, Robertson finds himself slowly ensnared in a web of lies, drugs and shagging – all against the backdrop of a brutal murder investigation.

Directed by Jon S Baird, Filth also stars the likes of Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots and Jim Broadbent and, if the trailers are anything to go by, looks as though it could be a crazy cocktail of over-the-top excesses.

To build the anticipation, a first clip has been unleashed, showcasing some crazy office antics concerning a photocopier and plenty of male genitalia.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.