So with Tom Holland ousting Andrew Garfield to play the once again rebooted Spiderman it leaves him free to play other roles and he joins Claire Foy (The Lady in the Van, The Crown, Wolf Hall) in director Andy Serkis’ inspirational true love story ‘BREATHE’, written by double Academy Award® nominee William Nicholson (Everest, Unbroken, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Les Misérables, Gladiator) and produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Bridget Jones’s Diary) and The Imaginarium Studios.
Garfield will star as Robin – handsome, brilliant and adventurous; a man with his whole life ahead of him before he is cruelly paralysed by polio. Foy will star as Robin’s wife Diana, whose devotion and determination transcend his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, travelling the world and transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. A heart-warming and hilarious celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
We like Andy Serkis very much and having finished his version of The Jungle Book as it starts its lengthy post production process it leaves him free to embark on this far less technically complex film.
Producer Jonathan Cavendish told us; ‘Andy is the perfect choice to direct BREATHE. He is a visionary director with a superb take on this unusual and uplifting material. And above all, he is a superb director of actors.’’
Serkis went on to tell us that; ‘I’m very excited by the prospect of working with Andrew. He is a remarkably gifted actor, capable of finding and expressing the deep emotions experienced by Robin, in spite of his disability. Claire is blessed with a diverse and exceptional range of work and is one of the UK’s most respected young actresses – she’s the perfect emotional foil to Andrew’s Robin and brings great strength of character to the pivotal role of Diana’
In November 2016 Claire Foy be seen worldwide in The Crown – playing the much coveted role of Queen Elizabeth II – a Netflix $150 mega-series about Britain’s Royal Family. The Crown is devised and written by twice Academy Nominated Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) and directed by three time Academy Nominated Stephen Daldry (The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliott).