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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRES “TOMMY’S HONOUR”
Deal includes unique partnership with NBC Sports to promote “Tommy’s Honour” from theatrical release through its debut on Golf Channel
September 20, 2016 – Roadside Attractions has acquired from Gutta Percha Productions the U.S. rights to TOMMY’S HONOUR, the critically-acclaimed drama that was the Gala Opening Night film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film is about the real-life founders of the modern game of golf and is directed by Jason Connery (THE PHILLY KID, 51, THE DEVIL’S TOMB). Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook wrote the screenplay, an adaptation from Cook's acclaimed book of the same name, which won the United States Golf Association's Book of the Year award in 2007. Keith Bank of KB Partners (HEAVEN IS A PLAYGROUND), who negotiated the deal, serves as producer along with Bob Last of Holdings Ecosse (L’ILLUSIONISTE, SUNSET SONG), Jim Kreutzer of Wind Chill Media Group (JUST WRITE, LAST GREAT RIDE) and Tim Moore of Top Dawg Productions (SULLY, AMERICAN SNIPER, GRAN TORINO, INVICTUS). Tony award winner Kenneth Whitney executive produces with Keith Bank. The film will be released theatrically on March 24, 2017.
Roadside’s deal covers theatrical, DVD, VOD and pay rights with Golf Channel securing basic cable rights..Beginning with the theatrical release, there will be strong synergies between Roadside, Golf Channel and NBC Sports Group to maximize exposure during televised golf tournaments, via its digital reach with sports fans and other key promotional opportunities. International Sales are being handled by Timeless Films.
TOMMY’S HONOUR is an intimate and powerfully moving story of the fractured relationship between Scotland’s Golf Royalty -- Tom and Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.
Matching his father’s success by winning his first of four Opens at the age of 17, Tommy’s (Jack Lowden, DUNKIRK, '71, DENIAL ) flamboyance and fame outshine Tom’s (BAFTA nominee Peter Mullan) stellar playing record and respect as founder of the first Open Championship and local caddie master, greenskeeper and club and ball maker. Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, the story speaks to the universal themes that still exist today -- familial disharmony, class struggle and complicated love stories. Tom’s jealousy of his son’s success taints their personal relationship but together their professional relationship is front-page news. Against Tom’s wishes, Tommy rebels against both the aristocracy led by R & A chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK, THE PIANO) and against his parent’s wishes in his compelling yet tragic relationship with Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MAN UP).
"We're very excited to release this emotional and beautiful film set in the sport's original home of Scotland. We expect it will appeal to both the smart film crowd and golf aficionados alike," said Howard Cohen, Co-President of Roadside Attractions.