26 November 2013 12:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Filth, a pitch black comedy based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting). Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Last King of Scotland) leads a stellar ensemble cast, including Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac, Snowpiercer), Imogen Poots (A Late Quartet), Eddie Marsan ("Ray Donovan"), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina, Trainspotting) and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas, The Iron Lady). Filth was written and directed by Jon S. Baird, who also produced through his Logie Pictures banner with 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, which ranks as the year's second highest-grossing R-rated film in the UK, has garnered British Independent Film Award nominations for James McAvoy (Best Actor »


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