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

    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 ingredi...

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    IFC Films Pick Up James McAvoy/Mark Strong Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch'

    The release schedule for the rest of the year is starting to shape up, but there's still a few question marks, and one of the film's we're eager to get a date on is "Welcome To The Punch." The film is the sophomore feature from writer-director Eran Creevy, who made an impressive debut with "Shifty" ...

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    IFC Films Takes 'Welcome To The Punch'

    IFC Films has announced that they have acquired all U.S. rights to Eran Creevy’s"Welcome To The Punch," which stars James McAvoy, Mark Strong, and Andrea Riseborough.

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    Will We See 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Only God Forgives' & Terrence Malick's Latest & More Before The End Of 2012?

    We're almost exactly a third of the way through the year, and thanks to the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival line-up a couple weeks ago, we're now a little clearer on the timetable of some of the most anticipated films of the year. We know that "Cosmopolis," "Killing Them Softly," "On The Ro...

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    'W.E.' Star Andrea Riseborough Talks The "Apocalyptic Limbo" Of 'Resistance' & Trawling Chat Rooms In 'Disconnect'

    Andrea Riseborough is about to hit screens as Wallis Simpson in the Madonna-directed "W.E.," but the actress is quick to point out that she has a slew of non-period films coming up, including her Sundance IRA thriller "Shadow Dancer" and ensemble drama "Disconnect."

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    First Look At James McAvoy In 'Welcome To The Punch'

    After playing an earnest lawyer in "The Conspirator," the noble hero Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class" and the squeaky voice protagonist of "Arthur Christmas," James McAvoy is getting some dirt under his fingernails. He's got Danny Boyle's "Trance"...

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    Brit Action-Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch' Rounds Out With An Impressive Cast

    For a film produced on a government-funded scheme that gave its recipients a budget of £100,000, Eran Creevy’s debut film, 2008’s “Shifty,” has enjoyed a long cultural half-life. Although it didn’t get a decent airing outside of the U.K. – and even then was little-seen, in spite of an array of awards and critical attention – this hasn’t diminished the prospects of its director Creevy, whose follow-up “Welcome To The Punch” has been catching our attention since it we profiled its script when it charted high on the annual Brit List some months ago. Already confirmed to star were James McAvoy (who could do with off-setting his debonair know-it-a...

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    Andrea Riseborough Takes The Female Lead Opposite James McAvoy In 'Welcome To The Punch'

    Andrea Riseborough has quickly been making her way through the ranks of the film world, and seemingly omnipresent on the big screen over the past year or so. With roles in "Happy-Go-Lucky," "Made In Dagenham," "Never Let Me Go" and "Brighton Rock" the actress has established herself as a talent to w...

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    Mark Strong Joins James McAvoy In British Crime Thriller ‘Welcome To The Punch’

    With filmmakers, buyers, producers, actors and directors all packing their bags and crowding airports for Cannes, it's going to be a very busy week for casting announcements as projects hope to find legs in the busy festival marketplace.

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