‘Nyad’ Trailer: Annette Bening and Jodie Foster Battle Rough Waters in Netflix’s Swimmer Biopic

Netflix has released the official trailer for the swimmer biopic “Nyad,” starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.

Based on Diana Nyad’s memoir “Find a Way,” the sports drama follows 64-year-old swimming legend Nyad (Bening) and her lifelong dream of completing a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida. With the help of her friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (Foster) and a dedicated sailing team, Nyad embarks on a four-year journey to become the first person to achieve the swim without a shark cage. Along with Bening and Foster, the film stars Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Luke Cosgrove, Jeena Yi and Eric T. Miller.

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“Nyad” marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Oscar-winning “Free Solo” directors Elizabeth Chai Vasahelyi and Jimmy Chin. The biopic is executive produced by Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Michael Heimler, Vanessa Humphrey, D. Scott Lumpkin, with Andrew Lazar and Teddy Shwarzman serving as producers. Julia Cox wrote the screenplay and executive produces.

Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, who scored the music for Netflix’s “Nyad,” said in a statement to Variety, “Chai and Jimmy’s direction is very strong. They managed brilliantly to make you share the dangers and emotions that Diana Nyad goes through in her incredible challenge. And the friendship between Diana, Bonnie (Jodie Foster), and the crew reveals a beautiful human experience.”

Last month, Variety exclusively reported that “Nyad” will be the opening night film of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 5-12. The film also premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and is set to have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Nyad” premieres in select theaters Oct. 20 before streaming on Netflix beginning Nov. 3. Watch the full trailer below.

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