Welcome-to-the-Punch-PosterWritten and directed by BAFTA-nominated Eran Creevy (Shifty), Welcome to the Punch will be hitting theatres this March, and after a great first trailer just before the end of last year, we’re really looking forward to its arrival.

James McAvoy and Mark Strong lead an excellent cast, and with the spring release fast approaching, we’ve just had the first poster sent over with the duo front and centre.

“Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy), one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after.”

Starring alongside them is a fine cast, headed up by Andrea Riseborough (who has just been nominated in the BAFTA Rising Star Award category), David Morrissey, Elyes Gabel, Peter Mullan, Daniel Mays, and Steve Oram.

Creevy is once more directing from his own script, with the ever-busy Ridley Scott serving as executive producer, alongside producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Take Shelter), Rory Aitken (Shifty), and Ben Pugh (Shifty).

Welcome to the Punch has its UK and US release date set for 15th March, which is a date you’ll want to commit to memory. For now, here’s the first poster from the film, which you can click through to enlarge.