January 21, 2022
Nyad, a biopic about marathon swimmer Diana Nyad starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, is heading to Netflix.
The feature marks the narrative directorial debut for Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (The Rescue, Free Solo).
The film will chronicle the life story of Nyad, a marathon swimmer, who, at the age of 64, became the first person to complete the “Everest of swims,”executing a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, through dangerous open ocean, without a shark cage.
Bening will play the role of Nyad; Jodie Foster will play Bonnie Stoll, Nyad’s coach and longtime friend.