Bleecker Street released the first still from Andy Serkis’ upcoming film “Breathe”. The film will be directed by Andy Serkis, working off a screenplay written by William Nicholson. The film features a few popular names, including stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and Diana Rigg. Serkis is best known for his fantastic CGI work in films like “Lord of the Rings,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “Star Wars“. “Breathe” does not have a release-date at this time.
The film is based on the inspiring true-story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s parents, it should be noted that Cavendish is also a partner of Serkis’ at Imaginarium Studios. In the film Andrew Garfield plays the role of Robin Cavendish, a polio-sufferer who not only survived the illness (and life on a respirator) but flourished thanks to his indomitable spirit and the support of his wife, Diana Blacker (Claire Foy). According to the studio, Cavendish was initially diagnosed with polio at 28 and given only three months to live. Despite the devastating diagnosis, Cavendish went on to raise money for numerous charities, all the while testing out pioneering new equipment to combat the disease. Cavendish was paralyzed from the neck down.
Garfield is coming off two major projects, the Mel Gibson directed “Hacksaw Ridge,” and the Martin Scorsese directed film “Silence”. Garfield will also star in “Under the Silver Lake” with Jimmi Simpson and Summer Bishilavid, a film written and directed by Robert Mitchell. Claire Foy can be found on the new series “The Crown” on Netflix. Foy also starred in the popular TV mini-series “Wolf Hall” as Anne Boleyn. Serkis will be reprising his characters in both “Planet of the Apes” and “Star Wars” in their next installments, which will hit theaters later this year.
More information on “Breathe” will be released over the next few weeks, and hopefully we will get a trailer or two from the film before the project hits theaters.
* This article was edited to reflect a pending release-date, it was previously reported that the film would hit the U.K. in November.