WELCOME TO THE PUNCH February 4, 2013 Official poster and new stills from the British action thriller starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough. Click for hi-res versions 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) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong). 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. Co-stars Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, David Morrissey, Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny Harris, and Daniel Mays.