Welcome To The Punch Starring James MacAvoy Gets UK Release Date

Here in UK we do tend to create gritty crime drama-thrillers like there going out of fashion unfortunately majority of them don’t deserve your well earned cash. Fortunately a few do get released that are worth your attention and Eran Creevy’s Welcome To The Punch potentially looks like one of those films. Last time we heard about the film was 14 months ago when film started production but today we get an update on the film’s release date.

Eran Creevy’s Welcome To The Punch, starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, David Morrissey, Johnny Harris and Daniel Mays will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 15 March by Momentum Pictures, an Alliance Films company.

Welcome To The Punch finds ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong) forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong.  This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy), one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after. As the two enemies hurtle towards an unavoidable face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.

Written and directed by London born film maker, Eran Creevy, Welcome to the Punch was filmed across the capital and was given unprecedented access to Canary Wharf.

The film was produced by Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, President of Automatik with Ridley Scott and Liza Marshall as executive producers for Scott Free London. Momentum Pictures’ Xavier Marchand, IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners at Worldview Entertainment also executive produced. Worldview Entertainment, Quickfire Films, the BFI’s Film Fund and Automatik have co-financed.

With film coming out in the first quarter of 2013 do expect the first footage for the film to arrive very shortly.