Gentlemen’s Fury is a dark comedy about tennis. Unlike most films that feature the sport, this one is made by an actual tennis player. Ben Sharples is an actor, filmmaker, and tennis player, and he is trying to drum up support for the movie. You can see a short clip of the movie HERE.
Aaron Faust had a promising career as a professional tennis player. But he also had a few issues. Suspended by the ATP for brawling with an opponent, his life has taken a turn for the worse. During a particularly dark period, he encounters Dwayne, an intense and charismatic zealot, who recruits Aaron for Gentlemen’s Fury, an underground tennis league that just might not be strictly about tennis.
As Aaron soon finds out, all of the players in Gentlemen’s Fury are former ATP players who, for one reason or another, have been excused from the tour. While the pay is nice, the rules turn out to be ambiguous and increasingly deadly. As the film unfolds, Dwayne transforms from savior to pariah while Aaron struggles at first to keep up, then just to stay alive.