Mark Rylance films The Fantastic Flitcrofts

Mark Rylance Mark Rylance is preparing to begin filming The Fantastic Flitcrofts later this week; the six-week shoot will take in locations in London, Liverpool and Kent. 

The comedy feature is based on the book The Phantom of the Open by Simon Farnaby and Scott Murray.

Rylance plays Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer 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. 

Water & Power Productions is co-producing the film with Baby Cow; Craig Roberts directs from Farnaby’s screenplay. 

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Mark Rylance photo: Warner Bros. Picture - 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC and Ratpac Entertainment, LLC.

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