James McAvoy Will Take You Downtown in Welcome to the Punch

James McAvoy in Welcome to the Punch (2013) Movie Image

James McAvoy makes a welcome return (of sorts) to “Wanted” territory with the crime actioner “Welcome to the Punch”, playing a tough-talking, tough-shooting cop chasing after a notorious criminal played by Mark Strong. As these things are wont to go, the cop and bad guy end up teaming up against an even badder foe. Or at least, that’s what I gathered from this first trailer for writer/director Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch”.

And oh, the film also co-stars David Morrissey. Yes, The Governor himself. Regardless of what Morrissey ends up doing with his career, I now can’t look at him and not think of severed heads.

When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down the man he’s always been after.

Also starring Peter Mullan, Andrea Riseborough, and Daniel Mays.

The Brits get it first March 15, 2013.