Actors Kate Winslet and Colin Firth can play a couple in the new film adaptation of the life-adventurer yachtsman Donald Crowhurst, who went missing in the Atlantic ocean during one of his trips.
Crowhurst became notorious during the regatta in 1969, when the projectile his yacht with the latest technology, took part in the race. Negligence in the preparation of the ship led to immediate failure. The very same Donald concealed location yachts, giving the wrong coordinates and leading a false logbook to rig round the world. All of this he decided to save his business, but the plan fell through. His boat found empty, and the log entry said that he was crazy and probably committed suicide.
Filmmakers have twice applied to the history of Crowhurst. The first of it was filmed the French - "Roaring Forties" in 1982. And four years later, the Soviet Union came to the screens drama "Race of the century." The new version of events came up with Scott Z. Burns. The project is still only in its infancy, as well as negotiations with the two stars.