Friday, 24 March 2017

First look at Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in Andy Serkis' Breathe arrives online

Though he has been hard at work for a while on his version of The Jungle Book, that won't represent the first film directed by Andy Serkis to see cinema screens. Rudyard Kipling's tale will be beaten to the punch by Breathe, starring Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), and you can see the first image of them above.

Based on the inspiring true story of producer (and Serkis' Imaginarium Studios partner) Jonathan Cavendish's parents, Breathe finds Garfield as Robin Cavendish, a polio sufferer who not only survived the illness (and life on a respirator) but flourished thanks to his indomitable spirit and that of his wife, Diana Blacker (Foy).

Cavendish was initially diagnosed with polio at 28 and given only three months to live yet went on to raise money for charity, test out pioneering new equipment and champion the cause of the disabled. All while paralysed from the neck down.

Hugh Bonneville (Paddington), Dean-Charles Chapman (Before I Go To Sleep) and Tom Hollander (About Time) are also part of the cast, while William Nicholson (Gladiator) wrote the script, and Breathe will be in UK cinemas from 27 October.

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