The Mercy (2018) starring Colin Firth, as Donald Crowhurst, and Rachel Weisz as his wife promises to be one of the best sailing movies of all time. This is a NO SPOILER reaction and review for trailers #1 & #2. Linus Wilson breaks from his round the world sailing trip to analyze this Oscar-worthy movie.
There is a lot of talk of madness, sanity, and dreams in this trailer about Donald Crowhurst’s attempt to be the fastest man to sail solo around the world in 1968. It is beautifully written script by Scott Z. Burns. The movie debuts in 9 February 2018 in the UK. It is planned to be distributed by Village Roadshow in the USA later in 2018. This movie has big time Academy Award potential not just for the Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth, but everyone involved in this marvelous production.
Linus discusses the official StudioCanal trailers #1 and #2:
“THE MERCY – Official Trailer – Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz”
“THE MERCY – 60″ – Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz”
From the StudioCanal UK Production Notes for THE MERCY
Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (COLIN FIRTH, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), 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, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. Co-starring DAVID THEWLIS (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and KEN STOTT (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges), the story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.”
Check out our other video about this movie and the Crowhurst story featuring director Simon Rumley:
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