The Long-Gestating follow-up to Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy has had its first trailer released. Breathe In features Felicity Jones in the lead role as a musically gifted British exchange student Sophie Williams. When she arrives in America, the family who she is staying with seems supportive enough, but there are problems quickly boiling to the surface. Especially when it comes to the relationship between Sophie and Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce), a piano-teacher who finds admiration and joy from Sophie’s gifts.
Breathe In premiered almost one year ago at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It seems as though the film hasn’t received the same praise as Drake Doremus previous film, but it continued to play at various festivals throughout 2013. Breathe In also stars Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and newcomer Mackenzie Davis. Cohen Media Group will release the film on March 28.
Official synopsis from the Cohen Media Group:
“Breathe In” pairs writer/director Drake Doremus once again with his incandescent “Like Crazy” star, Felicity Jones. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams (Jones) comes to New York in search of inspiration. On the surface, Sophie’s host family seems happy enough, but with her arrival to the Reynolds’ Upstate New York home, the private struggles of each family member begin to bubble. In particular, frustrated musician-turned-piano- teacher Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) finds long suppressed dreams and desires reignited by Sophie’s talent and inquisitive nature. While Keith’s wife, Megan (Amy Ryan) and daughter, Lauren (breakout talent, Mackenzie Davis) focus on Lauren’s final year of high school, Sophie and Keith are drawn ever closer by their mutual longing for creative expression. Ultimately, Sophie and Keith must confront how much they are willing to sacrifice and what they truly want out of life.