added: Thu, Jan 5th '17
Check out the trailer for "Tommy's Honour," a historical golfing drama that stars Peter Mullan (War Horse) and Jack Lowden (upcoming Dunkirk) as real-life pioneering Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris.
The 1860s-set film, based on the award-winning book by Kevin Cook, centers on the father-son relationship between two golfing greats, who helped redefine the sport during a time when Scottish golfers were looked down upon and considered lower-class players who would never be identified as "gentlemen."
Co-starring Ophelia Lovibond (TV's Elementary) and Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, Jurassic Park), "Tommy's Honour" is directed by British actor-turned-filmmaker Jason Connery (The Philly Kid), who is also the son of legendary Scottish actor Sean Connery.
The film arrives in U.S. theaters on April 14.
TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland's Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father's success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father's accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.
directed by Jason Connery
starring Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill
release date April 14, 2017