James McAvoy’s ‘Filth’ Gets North American Distribution

James MacAvoy Filth Movie

Magnolia plans 2014 release

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to James McAvoy’s British black comedy “Filth” and plans a spring release.

“Filth” has already opened in the U.K., where it is the year’s second-highest grossing R-Rated film. The cast includes Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, Shirley Henderson and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent.

McAvoy plays a sergeant who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships and systematic bullying of his coworkers and friends. While working on the murder case of a Japanese student, he starts coming unhinged.

Jon S. Baird directed from his own screenplay, adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel. Baird produced through his Logie Pictures banner with eight other producers — Ken Marshall for Steel Mill Pictures, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray for Maven Pictures, James McAvoy, Christian Angermayer and Jens Meurer for Film House Germany, Mark Amin and Will Clarke.

“Filth” received British Independent Film Award nominations for McAvoy (Best Actor), Baird (Best Director), Henderson (Best Supporting Actress), Marsan (Best Supporting Actor) and a nomination for Best Achievement in Production.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s John Von Thaden with CAA and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading