The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh is currently occupied with another promising biopic in the form of The Mercy. We don’t know too much about it just yet, but it revolves around Donald Crowhurst, a yachting fraud who, during a sailing competition, suffered a mental breakdown at sea.
The title comes from one of the journal logs that the sailor kept, detailing his “wildly dangerous voyage.” We use quotes because according to many, Crowhurt was a fraud and most of what he wrote wasn’t entirely true. When he eventually realized that he wasn’t properly equipped for the voyage, he began falsifying his locations on the ship-to-shore radio messages he sent – which, as you can gather, didn’t end well for him.
Taking the lead here is The King’s Speech star Colin Firth, who appears in two first look photos from the film today, with a third one showing off his co-star Rachel Weisz, who plays Crowhurst’s wife. You can check them out for yourself in the gallery above.
The Mercy will sail into theatres in early 2017. Tell us, are you excited to see this story brought to life on the big screen? Sound off below with your thoughts!