The Phantom Of The Open Release Date, Story & More

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that its golf film The Phantom of the Openstarring Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, and BAFTA nominee Rhys Ifans, will open in New York and Los Angeles on June 3, with a wider release in other markets planned for the following weeks.

Director Craig Roberts’ film will open with IFC Films’ horror-thriller Observer with Maika Monroe, an untitled event film from the WB, the crime thriller from Fabrication Films Franck and PenelopeBlue Fox Entertainment Eiffel and a title called Deep in the Heart: A History of Texas Wildlife.

The Phantom Of The Open

The Phantom of the Open is based on the book of the same name by Simon Farnaby and Scott Murray. It follows Maurice Flitcroft (Rylance), a dreamer and relentless optimist who managed to enter British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 and then shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. . It had its world premiere at the 65th BFI London Film Festival last year.

The Phantom Of The Open release date

Farnaby adapted the screenplay for the film, which is a co-production between Water & Power Productions and Baby Cow Productions, and was produced by Kate Glover, Nichola Martin, and Tom Miller. Christine Langan and James Swarbrick exec produced alongside Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of Cornerstone Films, Peter Touche and Christelle Conan of Ingenious Media, Mary Burke for the BFI, and Rose Garnett and Emma Duffy of BBC Film.

The film was developed by the BFI, having been funded by the National Lottery, BBC Film, the BFI, and Ingenious Media.

Also coming for release via Sony Pictures Classics is The Dukea comedy starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren which hits theaters on April 22.

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