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‘Fisherman’s Friends’ Trailer: A Seaside Band Proves Difficult To Reel In

A cynical record exec, a fresh-faced talent, Fisherman’s Friends has a plot that may seem very familiar until you look a little bit deeper. Not only is it based on a true success story, but the musical discoveries are hardly what you’d call likely contenders on American Idol.

Directed by Chris Foggin, the film centers on a cynical music executive who heads to Cornwall where he discovers the seaside sounds of a group of Cornish fishermen. Expect life lessons to be learned as he tries to turn them away from their homespun values and towards the glamour of celebrity.

The cast includes Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Noel Clarke, and Meadow Nobrega.

SYNOPSIS: A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Fisherman’s Friends open this May.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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