First Trailer for Donald Crowhurst Biopic ‘The Mercy’

Donald Crowhurst Biopic

Studiocanal UK released the first trailer for the new biopic The Mercy about an infamous yachting fraud Donald Crowhurst, who mysteriously vanished in his ill-fated attempt to compete in the 1969 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.

Starring Oscar winning actors Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, the film is directed by The Theory of Everything and Man on Wire director James Marsh.

The Mercy is due to be released in cinemas in the UK on February 9, 2018. Lionsgate haven’t set a U.S. release date yet. Check out the full trailer below.

Donald Crowhurst Biopic

Following his Academy Award® nominated film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), 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) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

Co-starring David Thewlis and Ken Stott, and produced by Blueprint Pictures, the story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his wife Clare and their family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.