British actress Andrea Riseborough (Made in Dagenham, Brighton Rock) has landed the female lead role in Welcome to the Punch alongside James McAvoy.

The story centers around a detective (James McAvoy) who forms an unusual partnership with a criminal (Mark Strong) to uncover a conspiracy. Although she has the female lead role, no details were given on Andrea Riseborough's character.

Eran Creevy will direct Welcome to the Punch from his own screenplay. Ridley Scott is executive producing alongside Liza Marshall, while Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh will produce.

Welcome to the Punch is scheduled to start shooting on July 18 in London.