Scottish movie star James McAvoy is set to make his Broadway debut next week (begs18Nov13) when he takes on The 24-Hour Plays fundraising challenge in New York.

The Wanted hunk will join actors including Jason Biggs, David Cross, Gina Gershon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Levi, Julia Stiles and Rosie Perez as they attempt to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just one day.

And Perez cannot wait to team up with X-Men: First Class star MCAvoy onstage.

She tells the New York Daily News, "As a big X-Men geek and fan of James' acting, I'm doubly excited about meeting him."

The annual event will take place on Monday (18Nov13) and will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, the Big Apple's largest arts education organisation.