The Mercy 2018


New character posters have been released featuring Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth from THE MERCY a true life drama movie scheduled to premiere this February from The Theory of Everything director James Marsh!

Colin plays yachtsman Donald Crowhurst whose disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea. The adventure ended in disgrace and tragedy, after he duped family and race organisers (since neither him nor his boat were ready for the ocean crossing, he started sending false reports on his locations over the radio struggling to keep up the pretence), finally taking his life. Rachel Weisz who plays his wife is also joined in the cast by talented British thespians you love David Thewlis and Sam Hoare! Kate Winslet was originally supposed to play the role Weisz was given later on. Colin Firth is actually twenty years older than Crowhurst was when he started his race around the globe! Our favourite Studio canal is producing! Johann Johannsson who composed the music in Theory of Everything is doing the score for this movie as well!  The movie was directed by James Marsh

Colin suffered hip dislocation during the shooting.  Sails into theaters near the beginning of February.


Mrs Lowry & Son

Pre-Production in January

Some more period set movie news at the end of the week! After playing a legendary painter in Mr TurnerTimothy Spall will take a brush into his hands again in MRS LOVRY & SON next to Vanessa Redgrave. It depicts the relationship between artist L.S. Lowry and his mother, Elizabeth. The movie will explain how Lowry lived all of his life with his overbearing mother, a deterring voice as he pursued his artistic ambition. However, a rent collector by day, Lowry took art classes in the evening and painted into the early hours to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th Century famous  for his scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He rejected many awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1968.

Timothy Spall plays Mr Lowry
Vanessa Redgrave will play his overbearing criticising mother