Mumbai, 16th March 2022 – Sony Pictures Classics drops the first official trailer for The Phantom of the Open, a true story of a crane operator ending up at 1976 British Open Golf Championship.
The film stars Mark Rylance stars as Maurice, along with Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans, Mark Lewis Jones, Johann Myers, Jake Davies, and Barry Aird.
The film chronicles the remarkable story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before.
With Self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heart-warming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
The Phantom of the Open or earlier known as The Fantastic Flitcrofts, is helmed by Craig Roberts, the screenplay is written by Simon Farnaby, adapted from the book “The Phantom of the Open” co-written by Simon Farnaby and Scott Murray.
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