Having done the Cloud Atlas thing, Jim Broadbent is no stranger to morphing physical appearances. Surprising, still, is it to see photos from the set of his new film, Filth — a Jon S. Baird-directed adaptation of the debauchery-filled novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) — in which the British actor made whatever changes were deemed necessary. Also seen here, of course, is James McAvoy, who appears to have gained a little weight (and a notable beard) for the part. Not as big a transformation, but it’s something.
As Filth‘s star, he’s been put into the role of a corrupt, racist, and misogynistic Scottish cop, Bruce Robertson, in the midst of both a murder investigation and attempts to win back his wife & daughter. None of that’s communicated here, but it’s nonetheless nice to get even a small peek at McAvoy and Broadbent, both being the stars of a film I’m really anticipating.
Filth does not have a release date as of this writing.
Do these shots leave any kind of impression?