Eaton Music has announced that composer Harry Escott is set to score the upcoming British crime thriller Welcome to the Punch. The movie is directed by Eran Creevy and stars James McAvoy as a detective who forms an unlikely union with a criminal as they uncover a conspiracy. Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan are co-starring in the film. Ridley Scott is executive producing via Scott Free Productions and Rory Aitken & Ben Pugh (Shifty), as well as Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) are the producers of the project. Escott previously collaborated with Creevy on the director’s 2008 feature debut Shifty, for which the filmmaker was nominated for a BAFTA award. Welcome to the Punch is scheduled for a release on September 7, 2012 in the UK. No word yet on a domestic release of the film.

Escott’s music can next be heard in the critically acclaimed indie drama Shame starring Michael Fassbender, which is opening in select cities this Friday, December 2. A soundtrack featuring three tracks by Escott will be released on December 6 by Sony Music. For audio clips and more details, visit our soundtrack announcement.