Annette Bening and Jodie Foster to star in Netflix’s Nyad
James R | On 21, Jan 2022
Annette Bening and Jodie Foster are teaming up for Nyad, a new biopic for Netflix.
The film tells the story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, 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 Diana Nyad and Jodie Foster will play Bonnie Stoll, Nyad’s coach and longtime friend.
The film is written by Ann Biderman (Ray Donovan) and Black List scribe Julia Cox (Do No Harm). It is produced by Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar (American Sniper) and Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman (I Care a Lot, The Imitation Game).
The project marks the narrative directorial debut for Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, who have previously helmed documentaries The Rescue and Free Solo.