Sir Mark Rylance is to star in golf comedy ‘The Fantastic Flitcrofts’.

The Oscar-winning actor will make his big-screen comedy debut in the movie, which has been penned by ‘Paddington 2’ writer Simon Farnaby.

Mark will play the role of the hapless Maurice Flitcroft, who somehow managed to gain entry to The Open Championship in 1976. He went on to shoot the worst round in the history of the tournament.

The movie will be directed by Craig Roberts and Farnaby has adapted the story from the book ‘The Phantom of the Open’, which he co-wrote with Scott Murray.

‘The Fantastic Flitcrofts’ will be produced by Nichola Martin for Baby Cow Films and is to be distributed by Cornerstone Films.

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