First Look At Claire Foy And Andrew Garfield In Andy Serkis’ Breathe

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in Breathe

by James White |
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Though he's been working 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. The animals will be beaten to the punch by Breathe, starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield, 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, Dean-Charles Chapman and Tom Hollander are also part of the cast, while Gladiator's William Nicholson wrote the script, and Breathe will be in UK cinemas from 27 October.

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