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James McAvoy to star in “The Crow” reboot?

UnknownDespite near universal opposition to it’s mere suggestion, The Crow reboot evades death like the film’s lead character. Fanboys flocked to the web in disgust when Mark Wahlberg was tipped to don the black and white face paint only for them to go apoplectic when Bradley Cooper was rumoured to star (an idea of how that would have looked can be found here). The film has had no shortage of big names attached with Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum both mentioned in the past and now Bloody Disgusting has thrown James McAvoy’s name into the hat. It’s worth noting that the site first broke the news that Mark Wahlberg was linked to the project, and despite much skepticism and sneering aimed their way, the actor himself confirmed it. McAvoy is a great actor, and has proved his worth in comic book movies however the idea of casting anyone in the role made famous by the Brandon Lee is sacrilege to most.

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Preview: Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Welcome-to-the-punchIn 2010 Eran Creevy’s unproduced screenplay Welcome to the Punch shared third place in that year’s Brit list (where the British and Irish community of producers, development execs and agents vote for their most liked and recommended unproduced scripts).

Having gone into production in 2011, the British thriller is set for release on 15 March this year. James McAvoy stars as detective Max Lewinsky who finds himself having one last chance at former criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) when he is forced to come out of hiding. However not all is as it seems and the two enemies find themselves unlikely allies in order to survive.

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