No one wants to hear about it just yet, but Hollywood is already making their awards season moves for next year, like so many pieces on a Risk board. And STX and Bleecker Street are hoping they’ll have a contender with “Breathe.”
The directorial debut of Andy Serkis is coming backed with a script by William Nicholson (“Gladiator,” “Unbroken,” “Everest“), lead turns by Andrew Garfield and “The Crown” star Claire Foy, and a true story of a man overcoming a debilitating disease. Here’s the official synopsis:
Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
Based on the incredible true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness, had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.
“Breathe” opens in the U.K. on October 27th and it’s probably a safe bet it’ll land stateside around the same time.