The first UK trailer for Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Claire Foy and Andre Garfield has been released. 

Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with this film based on a true story, arriving in UK cinemas from the 27th October.

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. 

Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), Breathe is a story of love without limits and a celebration of  bravery.

It is also based on a true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents that reveals how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

As well as starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield, the supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Meanwhile, Stephen Mangan (Rush) and  Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast.

The film is being produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for The Imaginarium Studios. Financing is from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI, brokered by Embankment Films.

Breathe will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on the 27th October. 

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