In 2010 Eran Creevy’s unproduced screenplay Welcome to the Punch shared third place in that year’s Brit list (where the British and Irish community of producers, development execs and agents vote for their most liked and recommended unproduced scripts).
Having gone into production in 2011, the British thriller is set for release on 15 March this year. James McAvoy stars as detective Max Lewinsky who finds himself having one last chance at former criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) when he is forced to come out of hiding. However not all is as it seems and the two enemies find themselves unlikely allies in order to survive.
Directed by Creevy himself with Ridley Scott listed as executive producer, Welcome to the Punch promises to be an exciting thriller and should produce an exciting chemistry between the two talented leads.
The film also co-stars some great actors in David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Johnny Harris, Andrea Riseborough and Steve Oram.
Check out the official trailer from Momentum Pictures below.