Andrew Garfield to Play Pianist James Rhodes in Musical Biopic ‘Instrumental’ at Lionsgate

Andrew Garfield is set to portray the acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes in a musical biopic about his life called “Instrumental,” Lionsgate UK announced WednesdayLionsgate will handle worldwide sales on the movie at the Cannes Film Festival, and Lionsgate UK has acquired the British rights.James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”) will direct Garfield in the biopic based on Rhodes’ memoir “Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music.” It will tell the story of how the pianist struggled with mental and physical disabilities, Ptsd, eating disorders and spinal damage as a result of sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher when he was a child.Production will start on “Instrumental” later this year.Debra Hayward and Alison Owen of Monumental Pictures will produce “Instrumental.” This continues Monumental’s relationship with Lionsgate UK,

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