Jason Connery (son of Sir Sean) is to direct ‘Tommy’s Honor’, a film about old Tom Morris and his son, young Tom Morris – the ‘Tommy’ of the title. The screenplay by Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook, is adapted from Cook’s acclaimed book, which won the US Golf Association’s Book of the Year award in 2007. It tells the story of old Tom Morris’ relationship with his son Tommy, who showed a remarkable talent of his own and matched his father’s achievement with four Open wins (the first at the age of 17), managing the feat in consecutive championships.
Produced by Jim Kreutzer of Wind Chill Media, it will be filmed in Scotland and production is anticipated to commence soon. Connery stated: “I am so incredibly passionate and excited to tell this story. It is a story that is truly close to my heart as I grew up with my father on a golf course, and I have a home an hour from St Andrews. This is an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf. This story has to be told!”