According to Deadline, James McAvoy is in final negotiations to star in the thriller Welcome to Punch. The film is set to start filming in London in July and based on a script from Eran Creevy, who is also the film's director.
Creevy described Welcome to Punch as "an epic crime thriller in the mold of Heat or Internal Affairs."
Creevy is also famous for his micro-budget debut Shifty, which only cost $150,000 to make and ended up landing him a BAFTA nomination.
McAvoy can currently be seen in The Conspirator out Friday and the upcoming X-Men: First Class as Professor Charles Xavier.