Imogen Poots is about to get a little dirty. A lot dirty, actually.
The "Fright Night" beauty is headed for the ugly underbelly of humanity as she joins the ragtag cast of "Filth," according to The Playlist.
"Filth" is based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, and the story certainly holds true to its brazen title. The man who brought us "Trainspotting" paints another portrait of lost souls and hopeless addicts with the story of Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a sex- and drug-addled Scottish police officer whose investigation of a murder keeps getting sidetracked by his own depraved shenanigans. Watching over him (sort of ) is his partner (sort of), Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), and his boss, Bob Toal.
Imogen Poots will be playing the role of Amanda Drummond, one of Bruce's colleagues (and possible sexual conquests). Jim Broadbent has also recently joined the cast in an undisclosed role (though he could be playing Toal, the part that Welsh once said Alan Cumming was attached to), and go-to villainous character actor Eddie Marsan (recently memorable as a demon's "agent" of sorts in "Heartless") will play the shady Bladesey, one of several lowlifes with whom Bruce is acquainted.
Poots received a lot of flack for her role as the trophy girlfriend in last summer's "Fright Night," but we actually liked her understated and sweet-natured performance; it certainly brought a much-needed balance to all the alpha-male showboating of both Colin Farrell and David Tennant. Anyway, she has yet to get a part that allows her to show what she's really got, and a walk (or crawl, rather) through the Irvine Welsh muck might be just the thing to catapult her to the big leagues.
"Filth" begins production this week in Scotland under the direction of Jon S. Baird ("Cass") -- look for its dirty debut sometime in 2013.