EXCLUSIVE: Dean-Charles Chapman has been set to star in Breathe for director Andy Serkis, opposite Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The film is based on the true story of Robin (Garfield), a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed. Foy will star as Robin’s devoted and determined wife Diana. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, traveling the world and transforming the lives of others with their humor, courage and lust for life. William Nicholson (Gladiator) has written the script. Jonathan Cavendish, Serkis’ partner in The Imaginarium Studios, is producing. Embankment is selling international and co-repping domestic rights with CAA. BBC Films is co-financing.
Chapman most recently wrapped the sixth season of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. His past credits include the Jack Thorne-created UK series, Glue, and Before I Go To Sleep opposite Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Chapman is repped by WME and Troika.