Watch the first trailer for The Mercy

Studiocanal have released the first trailer for The Mercy, based on the true story of amateur British sailor Donald Crowhurst.

The film follows Crowhurst (Colin Firth), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping.

With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) directs, and the cast also includes David Thewlis and Ken Scott, with Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum, Side Effects) on writing duties.

The Mercy sails into British cinemas on February 9th 2018.

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