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‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Among Films Not Eligible for WGA Awards

‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Among Films Not Eligible for WGA Awards
Once again the Writers Guild of America’s eligibility strictures, which stipulate that a qualifying production must conform to the guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement, have rendered a number of this year’s screenplay Oscar hopefuls non-factors in the organization’s annual awards race.

Original screenplays not included on a ballot of 59 titles, obtained by Variety, include Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Anthony McCarten’s “Darkest Hour,” and William Nicholson’s “Breathe.” Also not in the mix is Pixar’s “Coco” (animated features rarely conform to WGA signatory rules), as well as two of last year’s Oscar nominees, “The Lobster” scribes Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”

On the adapted side, where 47 eligible contenders will compete, Lee Hall’s “Victoria & Abdul” and Matt Greenhalgh’s “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” are absent from the ballot.

Dismissal from the WGA proceedings is never an albatross in the
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Breathe Movie Review

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Breathe Bleecker Street/Participant Media Director: Andy Serkis Written by: William Nicholson Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 10/4/17 Opens: October 13, 2017 The tsunami of self-help books churned out annually usually have nothing new to say, assuming you have read a few and absorb the key theme: […]

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Download the 2017 Awards Season Screenplays

One of the few benefits of the frenzied awards race is Hollywood’s outpouring of materials associated with the contenders. Perhaps the biggest perk is the release of full scripts one is able to download legally, directly from the studios.

Currently available are The Big Sick, I, Tonya, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), The Lost City of Z, Mudbound, mother!, Okja, and more. Check back for some of our favorites and/or highly-anticipated scripts, such as Phantom Thread, Call Me by Your Name, A Ghost Story, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Get Out, The Post, The Florida Project, and more.

We’ll be updating this post as these and more arrive over the coming months, so bookmark the page, but one can check out everything thus far below (right click and save to download, or open in your browser by clicking the titles
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Annette Bening & Bill Nighy To Star In William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’ – Afm

Annette Bening & Bill Nighy To Star In William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’ – Afm
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy are teaming to star in Hope Gap, the new movie from Oscar-nominated Gladiator and Shadowlands scribe William Nicholson, who penned the script for the family drama and is directing. The pic, a “nuanced and tender take on familial disbandment,” is in pre-production with an eye on a summer 2018 production start. Origin PicturesDavid M. Thompson is producing. Protagonist is handling international sales and co-repping North American sales with…
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Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’

Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will star in the independent family drama “Hope Gap,” with William Nicholson directing from his own script.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales with North American sales co-repped by CAA and Protagonist. Protagonist and CAA will introduce “Hope Gap” to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Principal photography is set to begin in the summer.

Bening and Nighy will portray a couple married for 29 years. The story follows their son’s weekend visit to their seaside home, when Nighy’s character informs him that he plans to leave his wife the following day. “Hope Gap” tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution.

“Ever since ‘Shadowlands,’ I’ve been obsessed by the collision of love and pain: ‘Hope Gap’ is the most intense, most painful, and most loving story I’ve ever told. I’m so proud
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AFM: Annette Bening Joins William Nicholson's 'Hope Gap'

AFM: Annette Bening Joins William Nicholson's 'Hope Gap'
Annette Bening is to take the lead alongside Bill Nighy in Hope Gap.

Announced on the eve of the American Film Market, the film is the second feature as director from Oscar-nominee William Nicholson (Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Miserables), and will see Oscar-nominated Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, American Beauty) and BAFTA-winning Nighy (Their Finest, Love Actually) playing a couple who have been married for 29 years. When their son, Jamie, comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace. The next day. Just another breakup. Hope Gap tracks the unraveling of...
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Win Run of Engagement Passes for Breathe

Enter here for your chance to win a pair of run of engagement (Roe) passes to see the new film from director Andy Serkis, Breathe starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville.

For your chance to receive two (2) Roe passes to see the new film Breathe, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone! The contest will end on Wednesday, October 25th at midnight.

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Breathe: For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe® winner 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
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Andrew Garfield Brilliantly Avoids Showy Stunts as Polio Victim in 'Breathe'

Andrew Garfield Brilliantly Avoids Showy Stunts as Polio Victim in 'Breathe'
There are cynics out there who snicker at any film, based on a true story, that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit at overcoming a physical handicap. I've been among the snickerers myself. But Breathe, the first film directed by motion-capture acting wizard Andy Serkis (Gollum, Snoke, King Kong, Caesar the ape), wore me down by the sheer force of its sincerity. Does the script by William Nicholson sometimes hit the sentiment pedal too hard? It does. But look at the tale it's telling.

Andrew Garfield gives a fierce,
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Review: ‘Breathe’ is an Unabashedly Old School Drama

From its opening aerial shots, to the stylized font used to announce its title, it’s pretty clear that Andy SerkisBreathe is a throwback to a kind of movie Hollywood specialized in a very long time ago: the inspirational melodrama based on a true story that once would’ve starred Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Breathe stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy as Robin and Diana Cavendish, respectively, the married couple who revolutionized the way in which the world saw people with disabilities. When we first meet them in the late 1950s, Robin is a bright eyed young man ready to conquer the world. He sets his eye on the beautiful Diana at a cricket game, and despite his friends suggesting she would never go for a guy like him, within the first ten minutes of the film they get married, she’s expecting a child, and he’s
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Breathe movie review: paralyzed but determined to be mobile (#LFF2017)

MaryAnn’s quick take… A romance and a real-life adventure, full of life-and-death peril and unexpected cheerful good humor, about a pioneer in disability rights and dignity. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You’ll be dead in two weeks,” growls an unsympathetic doctor to Robin Cavendish, stricken with polio and unable to breathe on his own, as his wife, Diana, springs him from a British hospital. Apparently this was the way things were: Someone like Robin, paralyzed from the neck down and utterly dependent on a respirator, was expected to simply lie in a hospital bed for the rest of his life, presumed to be no more than a few months anyway. I suppose that cantankerous doctor had his patient’s best interests at heart, since no one in Robin’s condition had ever survived outside a hospital before.
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“Breathe” aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention

After being snubbed for his performance in The Social Network, Andrew Garfield took a detour from the awards season for a while. Part of that was his turn as Spider-Man, to be sure, though overall he just wasn’t making Academy friendly fare. Then, last year found him in contention for a pair of prestige titles, with Hacksaw Ridge and Silence. The former got Garfield his first nomination, while the latter expanded his range. This week, Breathe opens and hopes to propel Garfield back into the Best Actor field. All of the ingredients are there, so it’s definitely possible that we’re entering a period of time where Garfield will consistently be in the Oscar hunt. The film is a biopic of Robin Cavendish (Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), a couple that defied the odds in truly spectacular fashion. When Robin is diagnosed with polio and loses the
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Breathe In St. Louis – Stars Andrew Garfield

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.

We Are Movie Geeks would like to invite you to an advance screening of Breathe. It’s next Monday, October 16th at 7pm at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Theater

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Lff 2017: ‘Breathe’ Review: Dir. Andy Serkis (2017)

Breathe review: Motion capture genius Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with this warming love story based on true events.

Breathe review by Paul Heath.

Breathe review

British actor Andy Serkis, the pioneering star of the Planet Of The Apes movies, and, of course, the Lord Of The Rings saga, makes his directorial debut with this touching true story based on the life of Robin Cavendish, the father of this film’s producer Jonathan Cavendish, Serkis’ partner in effects/ production house Imaginarium Studios, who are also behind the movie.

The story revolves around Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and his wife Diana (Claire Foy), a couple who meet, and fall in love in their mid-twenties. The early part of the film, mostly over the glossy opening credits, show them getting together, getting married, and then going off around the world together, notably to Nairobi, with Robin pursuing his career in brokering tea.
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Breathe review – Andrew Garfield fronts poignant biopic of wheelchair pioneer

Andy Serkis’s directorial debut is a heartfelt retelling of the story of Robin Cavendish that highlights a vital chapter of history but airbrushes another

Those impatient with high-end Britfilm period product might worry that this movie takes a rather picturesque view of disability issues, and for the first 20 minutes I came pretty close to this standpoint myself. But you have to give Breathe time to let its charm and its heartfelt decency grow on you. The film is about an important figure in the history of how we think about and respect disabled people – the wheelchair-use pioneer and polio survivor Robin Cavendish (whose son Jonathan is the movie’s producer).

Andy Serkis makes his debut as director, working from a robust screenplay by William Nicholson. Andrew Garfield plays Cavendish, a rather dashing fellow in the 1950s who zooms around the place in his sports car and plays a splendid game of cricket,
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‘Breathe’ Review: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy Give Heartwarming Performances in Andy Serkis’ Tearjerking Directorial Debut — Tiff

‘Breathe’ Review: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy Give Heartwarming Performances in Andy Serkis’ Tearjerking Directorial Debut — Tiff
Breathe” sets out to offer a very specific kind of emotional experience and never wavers from that goal. The swooning period piece from director Andy Serkis tracks the decades of survival by Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a man stricken with polio in the ’50s who survived on a breathing machine for some 40 years, and the devotion of his wife Diana (Claire Foy) who stuck by his side that entire time. It’s a gorgeous, romantic drama that earns its emotional resonance without venturing beyond the most familiar beats.

The movie may not register as the most obvious choice of a debut for Serkis, best known as Hollywood’s preeminent motion-capture performer, whose credits range from Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” to Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy, but its elegant, old-fashioned appeal shrouds the sophisticated performance at its center. Garfield, who spends the majority of the
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Toronto Film Review: Andrew Garfield in ‘Breathe’

Toronto Film Review: Andrew Garfield in ‘Breathe’
Practically a household name if not a household face, Andy Serkis may have done more than anyone in contemporary film to revise and expand perceptions of what constitutes screen acting. Whether as slippery no-man’s-creature Gollum or mighty chimpanzee warlord Caesar, his detailed, digitally abetted characterizations have effectively divorced the ideas of performance and physical presence, making the stage-trained thespian an unlikely flag-bearer for cinema’s more synthetic possibilities.

That future-minded reputation is scarcely in evidence, however, in “Breathe,” Serkis’ surprisingly fusty directorial debut. A soft square slab of British heritage filmmaking, bathed in buttery light nearly as golden as the awards it’s targeting, this earnestly romantic biopic of odds-beating polio patient Robin Cavendish and his unwavering wife, Diana, keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last — but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.

Primarily a showcase for stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, “Breathe
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Hedge Fund Manager Teams With Oscar-Winning Screenwriter to Take on Vladimir Putin

Hedge Fund Manager Teams With Oscar-Winning Screenwriter to Take on Vladimir Putin
Breathe, William Nicholson can boast one of the most anticipated films debuting at the Toronto Film Festival. But for the past year, the 69-year-old Brit and two-time Oscar nominee clandestinely wrote perhaps the most dangerous project to hit Hollywood in some time.

Just as the Andrew Garfield-Claire Foy starrer kicked off production in summer 2016, Nicholson began adapting Bill Browder's Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. Why Browder's story is so lethal stems from the 53-year-old American financier's quest to bring down...
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New Poster Released For Andy Serkis’ Breathe Starring Andrew Garfield & Claire Foy

Bleecker Street and Participant Media have released the brand new poster for the upcoming film Breathe.

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,
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Breathe: new trailer for Andy Serkis’ directorial debut

Simon Brew Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Garfield headlines Breathe, the first directorial outing for Andy Serkis. Here's the latest trailer...

Update: As the film prepares for its London Film Festival debut, a new trailer has landed for Andy Serkis' directorial debut, Breathe. Take a look right here...

From June 2017

Andy Serkis is a very busy man. His work is next seen on cinema screens in next month’s astonishing War For The Planet Of The Apes. After that, he’s directing two features, the first of which lands in cinemas – his directorial debut, no less – in October.

It’s called Breathe (with Jungle Book, his second film, to follow in a year or two), and it arrives in UK cinemas in October. The cast is led by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander, and the first trailer and synopsis have been released.

Here, then, is the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…
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Watch: Andrew Garfield + Claire Foy in Wrenching ‘Breathe’ Trailer

“I don’t want to just survive. I want to truly live.” These strained words come from Andrew Garfield’s polio-stricken Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” the wrenching feature based on a true story. Cavendish became one of England’s most outspoken advocates for disabled people after being affected by the disease. Also starring “The Crown” actor Claire Foy, the period drama marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, with a script by two-time Oscar nominee William Nicholson. It will open in select U.S. theaters Oct. 13, distributed by Bleecker Street and Participant Media. Watch the new trailer here: Want to book a big screen gig yourself? Check out Backstage's film listings!
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