Thursday, 26 January 2012
'Filth' starts filming in Glasgow
Principal photography on comedic thriller Filth started this week in Glasgow. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), Filth is written and directed by Jon S. Baird, and the cast includes James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt and Imogen Poots.
The story is centred on an Edinburgh police detective who manipulates everyone in his path to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
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. With Filth we have the chance to make a bold and outrageous film that I have no doubt will be unique, darkly funny and ultimately commercial.”
Shooting is set for Scotland, primarily Glasgow, as well as locations in Sweden, Belgium and Hamburg.