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James McAvoy Turns Into Nasty Cop in First 'Filth' Red Band Trailer

April 12, 2013 (8:54 am) GMT
The 'Wanted' star unleashes his dark side as masochistic and violent Bruce Robertson in the newly-released preview video of the Jon S. Baird-directed film.

The first red band trailer for Jon S. Baird's upcoming film "" literally lives up to its name. The video previews as a morally corrupted cop named Bruce Robertson and highlights how wicked the British man can be through glimpses of life he normally spends.

In the crime drama, Robertson is described as a pervert, alcoholic, psycho, and rude cop. The clip later gives vivid details of each description without holding back. He is seen enjoying sexual masochism in a variety of positions, snorting cocaine, getting drunk in public, and punching a man in the face.

Based on Scottish writer Irvine Welsh's novel of the same title, "Filth" centers on Bruce Robertson, a detective sergeant serving in Edinburgh's "Lothian Constabulary". While being enlisted to solve a murder, Robertson tries to stop his colleagues from taking his much-coveted promotion in the force and win back his wife and daughter.

In addition to directing it, Baird serves as the screenwriter of the Lionsgate film, which includes , , , and in the cast ensemble. The film is slated to open in September in the U.K., while the U.S. release date has not been announced yet.

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