Shanty-Singing Fishermen Get A Record Deal in Fisherman’s Friends Trailer – Exclusive

Fisherman's Friends

by Ben Travis |
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You know the story: man meets fishermen, fishermen sing in band, man helps band gets signed by major label. Or, maybe you don’t – but you will do soon, with based-on-a-true-story British comedy Fisherman’s Friends heading to UK cinemas next year. The film stars Danny Mays as a music exec city-slicker from London who finds himself in a Cornish village on a stag-do – and in a prank by his boss (Noel Clarke) attempts to sign James Purefoy’s shanty-singing seamen to their label. But upon getting to know the group of Cornish fishermen, their families and their community, he takes it upon himself to get them a record deal for real. Here’s an exclusive look at the trailer:

The film is based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, who have sung shanties together for more than 25 years on the harbor of Port Isaac. The film is directed by Chris Foggin, with a cast also including the likes of Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman and Dave Johns.

Fisherman’s Friends is due to wash up on our shores from 15 March 2019.

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