Nyad’ Trailer: A Testament to the Strength of the Female Spirit

The trailer for the highly anticipated film “Nyad” has finally been released, and it’s making waves in the cinematic world. Starring four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, the film tells the remarkable true story of Diana Nyad, a world-class athlete who embarks on an epic swim from Cuba to Florida at the age of 60. Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the film is set to premiere in select theaters on October 20 and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 3.

A Story of Tenacity and Triumph

The film isn’t just about Diana Nyad’s athletic prowess; it’s a deep dive into her singular focus and the driving forces behind her remarkable achievements. “Imagine knowing you could do something that no one else could do,” says Bening’s Nyad in the trailer. The film explores Nyad’s tenacity, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit as she embarks on a four-year journey to complete the 110-mile swim, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims.

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The Creative Team

The film marks the narrative directorial debut for Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, who have previously won Oscars for documentaries like “Free Solo” and “The Rescue.” The screenplay is by Julia Cox and is adapted from the memoir “Find a Way” by Diana Nyad. Produced by Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman, the film also features a strong supporting cast including Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Luke Cosgrove, Jeena Yi, and Eric T. Miller.

Film Festival Circuit

“Nyad” debuted at the Telluride Film Festival and received mostly positive reviews. It will also be featured at upcoming film festivals in Toronto, Hamptons, and London, further solidifying its position as a must-watch this fall.

Release Details

The film is set to be released in select theaters on October 20, 2023, and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 3, 2023.

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