IFC Films has snapped up U.S. rights to Eran Creevy’s action thriller “Welcome to the Punch” from Worldview Entertainment. The film, written by Creevy, stars James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough. Project was produced by Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of Between the Eyes and Brian Kavanaugh Jones of Automatik.

The story centers on a former criminal, played by Strong, who’s forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong, giving a detective (McAvoy) one last chance to catch him.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with CAA on behalf of Worldview. IM Global has international rights to the film.