CROWHURST v. CHICHESTER, Colin Firth in THE MERCY | Sailing Movie Boat Show Clip Reaction

Colin Firth as Donald Crowhurst comes face to face with Sir Francis Chichester his hero and later detractor in a clip from THE MERCY film. This is a YouTube premier for this clip where two sailing legends face off and Linus Wilson of Slow Boat Sailing reacts to this amazing scene. The Mercy stars Colin Firth as Donald Crowhurst and Rachel Weisz as his wife Clare.

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.

From the StudioCanal UK Production Notes for THE MERCY:

“Short Synopsis

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.”


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