Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans have joined Mark Rylance in the cast of Craig Roberts’ The Fantastic Flitcrofts, which is now shooting in the UK for Cornerstone Films.
Rylance play real-life golfing folk hero Maurice Flitcroft, who managed to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history. The screenplay is by Simon Farnaby whose credits include Paddington 2.
Cornerstone has sealed deals on the film to eOne (UK), A Contracorriente Films (Spain), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Ascot Elite (Switzerland) and a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures Content Group including Germany, Austria, Italy, Benelux, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Middle East, Israel and CIS and Baltics.
The Fantastic Flitcrofts is backed by the BFI and BBC Film, together with Ingenious Media.
The. producers are Nichola Martin through Baby Cow Films, Tom Miller from Water & Power Productions and Kate Glover. Executive producers are Christine Langan and James Swarbrick, alongside Cornerstone Films’ Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder, Ingenious Media’s Peter Touche and Christelle Conan, Mary Burke for the BFI and BBC Films’ Rose Garnett.