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'Welcome To The Punch' With James McAvoy Gets March 15, 2013 U.K. Release Date

The Playlist By Benjamin Wright | The Playlist July 26, 2012 at 12:44PM

For fans of gritty British crime dramas, of which there are many, Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch” looks very promising. It’s got a top-notch cast of talent including James McAvoy, Mark Strong, David Morrissey, Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan, and a pretty crackerjack story, with the ingredients lining up for a promising picture. And while we wait for a stateside date, things are moving right along overseas.
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Welcome To The Punch

For fans of gritty British crime dramas, of which there are many, Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch” looks very promising. It’s got a top-notch cast of talent including James McAvoy, Mark Strong, David Morrissey, Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan, and a pretty crackerjack story, with the ingredients lining up for a promising picture. And while we wait for a stateside date, things are moving right along overseas.

While IFC Films picked up the rights for the film here in the United States last week, Creevy has tweeted that “Welcome to the Punch” will hit cinemas on March 15, 2013 in the U.K. No word on what that means for the U.S. and other territories, but chances are pretty good we could see this one at Sundance or even SXSW in 2013. Based on Creevy's Brit List script, the story follows an ex-criminal who is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives a dogged detective one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after. 

The film made our most anticipated of the year list back in January, so it’s no surprise we’re happy to see that Creevy’s follow-up to the superb “Shifty” is well on its way to the silver screen...even if it might be a bit later than we would've wanted. But perhaps we'll get a trailer soon? Here's hoping.

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