McAvoy, Cumming, Bell Roll In “Filth”

James McAvoy is confirmed while Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming are joining “Filth”, the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s darkly comic novel reports The Playlist.

The story follows Bruce Robertson (McAvoy), a sex-obsessed, cocaine-addicted, bigoted Scottish police officer investigating a murder who gets sidetracked by his own peculiarities, worries, sexual conquests, practical jokes and hangups.

Bell would play his partner Ray Lennox, Cumming his boss Bob Toal. The unusual book features such surreal elements as a monologue-spouting tapeworm residing within Bruce.

Jon S. Baird (“Cass”) will direct the project and penned a revised screenplay that Welsh fully endorses. Welsh will produce and shooting will kick off in January.