Even with today’s technology and equipment travelling around the world singlehandedly you would still say is dangerous, even silly.The Mercy tells the story of one man Donald Crowhurst who in 1968 who attempted to be that first person. A journey to circumnavigate the world turns into a nightmare, one that will inspire.
Colin Firth stars as Crowhurst, could he be sailing into a potential Oscar contention? With James Marsh directing this one, there is every chance with his last been The Theory Of Everything winning an Oscar (best actor for Eddie Redmayne). Marsh has made a career of directing stories of complexed true life people this one shows a lot of promise.
Studiocanal is releasing this movie and today they have shipped us the UK Trailer, poster and a set of stills, check them out below…
Following his Academy Award® nominated film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.
Co-starring David Thewlis and Ken Stott, and produced by Blueprint Pictures, the story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his wife Clare and their family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
The Mercy will sail into UK and Irish cinemas from 9th February 2018.