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Feature Film “Nyad” Heads To Netflix With Jodie Foster Starring Alongside Annette Bening

Feature Film “Nyad” Heads To Netflix With Jodie Foster Starring Alongside Annette Bening

  • Nyad, a biopic about marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, is heading to Netflix from directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. 

  • The feature marks the narrative directorial debut for Academy Award®, BAFTA® and Emmy Award® winning duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.

  • Cast: Academy Award® nominee Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right); Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian

    • Annette Bening will play the role of Diana Nyad; Jodie Foster will play Bonnie Stoll, Nyad’s coach and longtime friend.

  • Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (The Rescue, Free Solo)

  • Screenwriters: Emmy Award® winner Ann Biderman (Ray Donovan) and Black List scribe Julia Cox (Do No Harm)

  • Producers: Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar (American Sniper); Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman (I Care a Lot, The Imitation Game

  • Logline: Life story of Diana 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.

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