Game of Thrones actor Dean-Charles Chapman, who has played Tommen Baratheon on the past three seasons of the hit HBO series, is joining Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in the upcoming drama BREATHE from director Andy Serkis. Oscar nominated Gladiator scribe William Nicholson wrote the screenplay.
The film is based on the real-life story of Robin Cavendish, who was paralyzed with polio at 28 and given three months to live, left the hospital against doctor’s advice and miraculously lived for many years.
Garfield plays Robin, who is “handsome, brilliant and adventurous.” He is 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.” No word yet on Chapman’s role in the film.
Serkis will produce under his Imaginarium banner with Jonathan Cavendish, along with Embankment Films and BBC Films.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor