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Andy Serkis's BREATHE Gets New Poster

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Serkis's directorial debut comes to cinemas in October.

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His adaptation of The Jungle Book should have been the first movie we get from Andy Serkis as a director, but delays have meant his other project, Breathe, will be our first look at his behind the camera talents when it hits UK/ROI cinemas on October 27th.

Serkis has earned rave reviews for his extraordinary mo-cap performance in War for the Planet of the Apes, with many pundits speculating he may finally be recognised come awards season. For his first film as director, Serkis looked to the true life story of a couple he was personally acquainted with.

The official synopsis reads:

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, BREATHE is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.