Based on David L. Cook’s best-selling book Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, the film is directed by Matthew Dean Russell from a script by Cook, Rob Levine, Russell and Sandra Thrift, and produced by Mark G. Mathis (Brick, Precious) and Jason M. Berman (The Dry Land).
The film stars Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Melissa Leo, Deborah Ann Woll, Brian Geraghty, Jerry Ferrera, Joseph Lyle Taylor, KJ Choi and Kathy Baker, follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Duvall). But Johnny’s more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.
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