The best stories are always those told from the lives of real people and Andrew Garfield seems to have a soft spot for a biographical tale as he yet again steps into the real-life shoes of Robin Cavendish in Breathe in which the trailer has been released.

Directed by Planet of the Apes MVP Andy Serkis, who also runs The Imaginarium Studios the production company behind the film alongside Cavendish’s son Jonathan, Breathe tells the story of his Father. Paralysed from the neck down from the age of 28, Robin was given only a matter of months to live. Robin went on to become a pioneering advocate for the disabled alongside his wife Diane, travelling the world with the hope to transforms the lives of others like him.

Breathe UK Movie Poster

Joining Garfield on the picture, which is written by William Nicholson, are The Crown’s Claire Foy as Cavendish’s loving wife Diana, Paddington and Downtown Abbey’s 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.

As the trailer was released the BFI announced that Serkis’ feature debut would be the Opening Night Gala at the 2017 London Film Festival. It’s a fine homecoming for an actor whose dedication to his craft and skill as a performer has enhanced so many of the films he has starred in.

We spoke to Serkis recently during an interview for War of the Planet of Apes on his directorial debut with Breathe, come back soon to watch the interview in full to find out more from the man himself.

Breathe is due for release in cinemas 27 October 2017

Breathe 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.

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