Andy Serkis is a very busy man. His work is next seen on cinema screens in next month’s astonishing War For The Planet Of The Apes. After that, he’s directing two features, the first of which lands in cinemas – his directorial debut, no less – in October.
It’s called Breathe (with Jungle Book, his second film, to follow in a year or two), and it arrives in cinemas in October. The cast is led by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander, and the first trailer and synopsis have been released.
Here, then, is the trailer…
And here’s the synopsis…
Andy Serkis (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut with BREATHE. Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), BREATHE is an inspirational true story of love without limits.
Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield -Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy – Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.
The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Bookand The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney.
Breathe Release Date
Breathe opens on October 13.