If you watch the trailers of The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, like I did you might think that Donald Crowhurst was portrayed as an innocent dreamer who got in over his head. The full clip released by StudioCanal UK paints a more complex picture of the man.
Colin Firth’s Donald Crowhurst comes across as a slimy salesman in the full clip not just a dreamer. He schemes more and seems like a much smaller man than the roles that we associate with the Academy Award winner Colin Firth. That just indicates that Donald Crowhurst is a complex character and Mr. Firth is totally up to the task. The Mercy will be released in the UK on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Check out both trailers #1 and #2 for The Mercy and my reaction to them:
Dr. Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and is the creator of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast and YouTube Channel. He owns an Island Packet 31′ sailboat that he sailed from New Orleans to Tahiti.