With director Jon S. Baird’ adaptation of the Irvine Welsh crime novel Filth now on VOD today and in theaters May 30th, we’ve happy to premiere an exclusive clip from the film. If you’re not familiar with the story, James McAvoy stars as Bruce Robertson, a corrupt, drug-addicted detective who attempts to connive his way to a promotion in the hopes that it will repair his broken family. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, and Jim Broadbent. Hit the jump to watch the clip and here’s a crazy red band trailer if you missed it.
Here’s the official synopsis for Filth:
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job—the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there’s been a murder and Bruce’s boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He’s in control, and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH… Danny Boyle presents FILTH, a Jon S. Baird film based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).