The first behind-the-scenes featurette for writer/director Eran Creevy’s upcoming British crime thriller Welcome to the Punch has surfaced online. The film centers around a criminal mastermind (Mark Strong) who is forced to return from hiding when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives a determined detective (James McAvoy) another chance to apprehend the criminal whose escape has haunted him. I love British crime movies and will see this as soon as I possibly can. This has all the makings of a classic heist film.
The cast also includes Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan and David Morrissey.
The second feature from acclaimed British director and filmmaker Eran Creevy, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is the story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy; X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, WANTED) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong; SHERLOCK HOLMES, ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE GUARD). When Sternwood escaped three years ago after a daring robbery, Max was left emotionally and physically scarred. But after Sternwood’s son turns up in a hospital due to a failed heist, he’s forced to return to London – giving Max his second chance to get the one criminal who got away. Yet as Max delves deeper into the case he uncovers a vast conspiracy. Featuring rising star Andrea Riseborough (W.E., SHADOW DANCER) and Peter Mullan (TYRANNOSAUR, WAR HORSE), the film was shot in the gleaming streets of London’s rejuvenated East End and the banking center of Canary Wharf.