Entertainment One (eOne) has released the first trailer and poster for The Phantom of the Open, which will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the London Film Festival on October 12th.
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 qualifying, 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.
Starring Academy Award® Winner Mark Rylance as Maurice, Academy Award® Nominee Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean and BAFTA nominee Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie.
The film is directed by filmmaker and BAFTA® Cymru Award winning actor Craig Roberts, from a screenplay by BAFTA winning writer, Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2).
Check out the trailer below: