First on the news banter, Hollywood is still obsessed with the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studios chief Roy Price. We talk about the continued fallout. Then, actor Andy Serkis was a pioneer of performance capture with roles including Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films and the title character in King Kong. Now Serkis has gone behind the camera, directing the new film Breathe -- an old-fashioned love story about triumph over adversity. Breathe is based on the life of Robin Cavendish, who was stricken with polio in 1958 and paralyzed from the neck down. He became a powerful advocate for the rights of the severely disabled. Serkis came to the project through his business partner, Jonathan Cavendish. And this wasn't just another script: Breathe tells the inspiring story of Jonathan Cavendishs remarkable parents.
Photo: Producer Jonathan Cavendish, actors Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy and director Andy Serkis on the set of Breathe. (Laurie Sparham/Bleecker Street | Participant Media)