We recently brought you the terrific first trailer for SHIFTY director Eran Creevy’s forthcoming moody crime thriller, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH. The film sees James McAvoy’s top cop lead an obsessive quest to track Mark Strong’s Jacob Sternwood, a notoriously clever career criminal forced back into the country when his sons bungled heist lands the youngster on life-support. Comparisons to Michael Mann’s tactically epic actioner, HEAT, appeared to be obvious with even the steely blue colour pallet certainly prominent in the footage.

Now we have the first poster for the film co-starring an impressive supporting cast of Andrea Riseborough, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Daniel Mays, Steve Oram and Johnny Harris. WELCOME TO THE PUNCH arrives in US cinemas from the 15th March, while a UK date is still to be confirmed.


Source: Empire