Nyad official trailer and release date
Jodie Foster and Annette Bening in Nyad. Kimberley French – (Netflix)

First the teaser clip, and now Netflix debuted the official trailer for Nyad, the drama film starring Annette Bening as Diana Nyad who, at the age of 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.

Also starring in the film are Jodie Foster as her best friend, Bonnie Stoll and Rhys Ifans as her navigator, John Bartlett.

Release Date

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Nyad opens in select theaters on October 20, 2023, before streaming on Netflix on November 3.


NYAD tells a remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.

Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.

Her best friend, Bonnie Stoll (Foster), thinks it’s a little foolish, but has no choice except to jump in as her coach once it becomes clear that Nyad isn’t backing down. When navigator John Bartlett (Rhys Ifans) comes on board with the project, they finally have someone to guide her through the shark-infested waters of the Florida Straits. The arduous swim takes a shocking toll on her body, and Nyad’s obsession starts to wear on the team. Through flashbacks, we start to get a peek into her past and the trauma she’s fighting against. [source: TIFF]

Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for Nyad.

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