After the mostly positive response to his latest feature The Theory of Everything, director James Marsh is sticking to the winning formula with another biopic. This time, he’s shipping Colin Firth around the globe as infamous yachting fraud Donald Crowhurst, who sent falsified reports of his location as his vastly underprepared crew tried to stay the course.
Titled The Mercy after a specific journal log Crowhurst made, reports from Daily Mail suggest the film will capture quite a heroic journey. “It comes down to that saying how a man’s reach must exceed his grasp. We all have dreams, and we all try to put those plans into action. And he [Crowhurst] saw himself as able to achieve something,” producer Pete Czernin says.
Also starring Rachel Weisz, see the first images above and below.
The Mercy will be released in early 2017 in the U.K. and is awaiting a U.S. release date.