Entertainment One has debuted a couple of first-look images from the upcoming movie ‘The Phantom of the Open’ featuring Sally Hawkins and Mark Rylance.
Directed by filmmaker and BAFTA® Cymru Award-winning actor Craig Roberts, the film tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
Penned by ‘Paddington 2’ writer Simon Farnaby, the film stars Mark Rylance as Maurice, Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean and Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie.
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The film is set for a release in the UK and Ireland on November 5th.