Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Tommy’s Honour, a film about the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason Connery, the pic will bow theatrically March 24 followed by its debut on Golf Channel.
Set against the early days of the sport, it centers on the fractured relationship between Scotland’s golf royalty, Tom and Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game. Matching his father’s success by winning his first of four Opens at the age of 17, Tommy’s flamboyance and fame outshined Tom’s stellar playing record and respect as founder of the first Open Championship and local caddie master, greenskeeper and club and ball maker. Tom’s jealousy of his son’s success taints their personal relationship, but together their professional relationship is front-page news.
Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook wrote the screenplay, which is an adaptation of Cook’s acclaimed book. Keith Bank, who negotiated the deal, produced the pic with Bob Last, Jim Kreutzer and Tim Moore. Bank and Kenneth Whitney served executive producers.