James McAvoy set for British crime drama <strong><em>Welcome to the Punch</em></strong>
James McAvoy is in final talks to star in the U.K. crime thriller Welcome to the Punch, which will likely be his follow-up to X-Men: First Class.

Eran Creevy (Shifty) will direct from his own screenplay. Little is known about the plot, except that it's a crime thriller which is being compared to Heat and Internal Affairs.

Rory Aitken, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Ben Pugh will all produce. Production is scheduled to start in July.

Eran Creevy made his directorial debut with Shifty in 2008, which was produced for only $150,000. Eran Creevy was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Producer, or Director.