STX International has debuted a brand new poster for their upcoming drama Breathe,
The new film marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, the acclaimed actor from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, War for the Planet of the Apes and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Breathe tells the story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and man who becomes Paralysed from the neck down from the age of 28, given only a few months to live. Undeterred by his condition, Robin decided to become an advocate and campaigner for the disabled along with his wife Diane (Claire Foy), together crossing many countries to help bring about change in the lives of some other people suffering from similar conditions.
After its screening at this week’s Toronto International Film Festival, Breathe has been given the prestigious task of opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival, which starts in London on October 4th, and Garfield, Foy, Serkis and more are set to attend the premiere. Indeed, there is already much talk about the film being up for awards come awards season later this year/early next year with Garfield and Foy set to be in the running in the acting stakes for sure.
Also starring in the film are Hugh Bonneville as Teddy Hall, inventor and Oxford University professor who helped Cavendish develop a wheelchair with a built-in respirator in order to free Cavendish from confinement to a bed, and Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman as Robin and Diane’s son Jonathan.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his family and inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish devotes the rest of his life to help fellow patients and the disabled.
Breathe opens in UK cinemas on October 27th