The first trailer for ‘Fisherman’s Friends’, based on the true story of the rise to fame of a bunch of Cornish fishermen, has debuted.
The film is based on a true story of a group of Cornish fishermen who were signed by the legendary Island Records (label to artists including Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and U2) and went on to score a UK top ten album.
The cast includes Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns and Noel Clarke.
The film is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 15th March 2019.
Fisherman’s Friends Official Synopsis
A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.