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Streaming: The Phantom of the Open and the best underdog sports films

Mark Rylance’s pitch-perfect turn as the worst golfer in the Open’s history follows in the slipstream of valiant loser dramas, from Rocky and Slap Shot to Cool RunningsThe underdog sports drama is an inspirational but essentially results-oriented film genre. No matter how hopeless the aspiring athlete(s) at the outset of proceedings, the story brings them, […]

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Mark Rylance Says ‘Nasty’ Comments From Real Life ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ Subjects ‘Stung’ Him

Mark Rylance is back in theaters this weekend with “The Phantom of the Open,” a new comedy that sees the Oscar winner play famously bad amateur golfer Maurice Flitcroft. It’s Rylance’s first time portraying a real person since he played lawyer William Kunstler in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” But the actor appears to […]

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SPC acquires multiple territories on underdog golf drama ‘The Phantom Of The Open’

Craig Roberts directed from Simon Farnaby’s adapted screenplay of book he co-wrote with Scott Murray.SPC acquires has picked up all rights in North America, Thailand, France, and China to UK underdog golf drama The Phantom Of The Open starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, and Rhys Ifans.Craig Roberts directed from Simon Farnaby’s (Paddington 2) adapted screenplay […]

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