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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: James McAvoy, Mark Strong In London Underworld Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch'

22/02/2013 13:38 GMT | Updated 24/04/2013 10:12 BST

If you wandered down to Canary Wharf sometime in the summer of 2011, chances are you'd have walked straight onto the film set of 'Welcome to the Punch', the forthcoming underworld thriller starring Mark Strong, David Morrissey and James McAvoy.

Eran Creevy, directing only his second full feature film (after 'Shifty', 2008) somehow succeeded where even the 'Skyfall' bosses had failed... to persuade the owners of the Canary Wharf complex to open their gates to the film crew - which made for lots of night shoots, but gave the film an international atmosphere - London at its most modern. HuffPost UK has an exclusive clip - see above.

Here's the blurb...

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.

Welcome to the Punch is in UK cinemas from 15 March. Watch the trailer below...