FILTH

STATUS: Completed

US-RELEASE: Magnolia Pictures (May 30, 2014)

GENRE: Dark Comedy

DIRECTOR: Jon S. Baird

WRITER: Jon S. Baird (Based on the Bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh)

PRODUCERS: Ken Marshall, Jon S. Baird, Jens Meurer, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Will Clarke

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Steel Mill Pictures, Maven Pictures, Egoli Tossell Film

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

SYNOPSIS:  Filth is an Edinburgh-set darkly comedic drama; a riotous tale about the abuse of power through a character who is powerless to halt his own rapid decline into oblivion during a trivial police murder investigation. Despite it providing an ideal opportunity to eliminate his rival colleagues in the race for promotion - a promotion he so desperately craves - Detective Bruce Robertson (McAvoy) has other obstacles to overcome, including: alcohol & drug addiction, a dramatic deterioration in his mental health, and some increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The filmmakers describe it as American Psycho meets Bad Santa via In Bruges.