Jodie Foster Joins Annette Bening in Biopic ‘Nyad’ for Black Bear, Netflix (Exclusive)

Jodie Foster has joined Annette Bening in #Nyad, a biopic on marathon swimmer Diana Nyad that has landed at Netflix

Nyad, Annette Bening

1/21/2022 6:06:00 AM

Jodie Foster has joined Annette Bening in Nyad , a biopic on marathon swimmer Diana Nyad that has landed at Netflix

' Free Solo ' directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are making their narrative debut with the drama about marathon swimmer Diana Nyad .

, are making their narrative debut with the drama.The project, produced by Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman, was developed by Mad Chance and Black Bear Pictures after being initially introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in March 2020.Nyad is a long-distance swimmer who, in 2013 at the age of 64, became the first person to swim the 110-mile distance from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It was her fifth attempt, and she executed it by undertaking a 53-hour journey through the dangerous open ocean that included overcoming not just sharks but poisonous jellyfish.

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Free Solo , are making their narrative debut with the drama. The project, produced by Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman, was developed by Mad Chance and Black Bear Pictures after being initially introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in March 2020. Nyad is a long-distance swimmer who, in 2013 at the age of 64, became the first person to swim the 110-mile distance from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It was her fifth attempt, and she executed it by undertaking a 53-hour journey through the dangerous open ocean that included overcoming not just sharks but poisonous jellyfish. Bening is portraying Nyad. Foster will play Bonnie Stoll, her coach and longtime friend. Emmy winner Ann Biderman ( ) and Black List scribe Julia Cox ( Do No Harm ) penned the script inspired by Nyad’s autobiography, Find a Way CAA Media Finance brokered the deal with Netflix on behalf of the filmmakers. Black Bear is currently in postproduction on Dave Franco’s Somebody I Used to Know  at Amazon and Neil Burger’s   The Marsh King’s Daughter , starring Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn at STX Films. It also has Martin Campbell’s  Memory, starring Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce, which Briarcliff Entertainment and Open Road will release on April 29, 2022. Foster was last seen opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Tahar Rahim in the 2021 drama The Mauritanian . The two-time Oscar winner is repped by CAA and attorney Matt Saver. Read More About: