Magazine article Screen International

Bleecker Street, Participant Acquire 'Breathe'

Magazine article Screen International

Bleecker Street, Participant Acquire 'Breathe'

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Andrew Garfield, an awards season prospect with Hacksaw Ridge, stars in the inspirational true story of polio survivor Robin Cavendish.

Doctors gave Cavendish three months to live when he contracted the disease at the age of 28, yet even though he could only breathe with the help of a machine, he travelled the world with his wife to inspire others and lived to be 64.

Claire Foy plays Cavendish's wife and the cast includes Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander. William Nicholson wrote the screenplay.

Jonathan Cavendish produced Breathe for The Imaginarium Studios, while executive producers are Phil Robertson for The Imaginarium, Claudia Blüemhuber and Ian Hutchinson for Silver Reel and Christine Langan for BBC Films. Silver Reel, BBC Films and the BFI financed Breathe.

Embankment handles international rights and has closed pre-sales in around 30 territories. The film is expected to be ready for a 2017 release.

"Breathe is an important film for us at The Imaginarium," said Serkis. …

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