The Fantastic FlitcroftsPre-Production
Director Craig Roberts
Writer Simon Farnaby
Cast Mark Rylance
Producers Nichola Martin, Tom Miller, Kate Glover
Executive Producers Christine Langan, James Swarbrick
Academy and BAFTA Award winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk, The BFG) will star as Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. The heart-warming true story will be directed by BAFTA Award winning filmmaker and actor Craig Roberts (Just Jim, Eternal Beauty) based on the adapted screenplay by Simon Farnaby, two-time BAFTA Award nominated writer and BAFTA Award winner for Best Children’s Film of the global box-office success Paddington 2, from the book “The Phantom Of The Open” written by Scott Murray and Farnaby.