Riseborough Welcomed To “The Punch”

British actress Andrea Riseborough (“Made in Dagenham,” “Brighton Rock”) has scored the female lead role in “Welcome to the Punch” reports Variety.

James McAvoy plays a London detective who forms an unusual partnership with his old nemesis, an armed robber called Red Diesel (Mark Strong) who has reappeared after five years absence.

Together they try to uncover a conspiracy. No further details on Riseborough’s character are available.

Eran Creevy penned the script and will direct with shooting commencing July 18th in London. Ridley Scott is executive producing.