The movie The Mercy is a British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure.
The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, and Jonathan Bailey. Principal photography began in the UK on 20 May 2015 and was completed in late 2015.
The Mercy has been sitting on the shelf for over two years. Lionsgate recently picked up U.S. distribution rights and it is on the 2018 release schedule.
Oscar winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) stars in The Mercy, as does Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener).