It has arrived the first trailer for Breathe, Andy Serkis‘ full-length directorial debut, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.
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.
Watch the trailer below:
After premirering at the Toronto International Film Festival and then opening the BFI London Film Festival this year, Breathe will be in UK cinemas from 27 October.