It must be so cool to have a movie based on you, isn’t it? They say that to be remembered forever, you need to do something worth writing about.
Jodie Foster is the newest cast addition to the biopic film, Nyad that will be released by Netflix. She joins Annette Bening, who stars as the movie’s champion, Diana Nyad.
Nyad is a long-distance swim athlete whose crowning glory is swimming a 110-mile distance from Cuba to Florida in 2013 at the age of 64. Her swimming spree was successful after five previous attempts, and she did it without the protection of a shark cage. The journey took 53 hours to complete and involved battling dangerous ocean predators like sharks and poisonous jellyfish.
While Bening plays Nyad, Foster portrays her coach and old friend Bonnie Stoll.
The biopic film sees the narrative debut of Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. These two are recognised for their documentary work, such as the Oscar-winning Free Solo.
Nyad is produced by Black Bear Pictures and Mad Chance under the producers Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman. Based on Nyad’s autobiography Find A Way, the project’s script is put together by Julia Coz and Emmy Award winner Ann Biderman.
CAA Media Finance finally sealed the deal with Netflix on behalf of the film’s creators.
Foster has come a long way since breaking into adult acting roles with The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which she won Academy Awards for both films.
Her last recent project was the 2021 drama thriller film, The Mauritania where she played the role of Nancy Hollander, starring alongside Tahar Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley. The two-time Oscar winner is currently represented by attorney Matt Saver and CAA.