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Young Woman Takes on the Ocean: A New Drama with Daisy Ridley

Inspiring True Story Hits Theaters This May

Get ready to dive deep with rising star Daisy Ridley in “Young Woman and the Sea”! This epic drama chronicles the incredible true story of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to conquer the treacherous English Channel.

In 1926, Ederle, a determined swimmer, defied expectations and embarked on a grueling 21-mile journey across the unforgiving waters separating England from Europe. Ridley, known for her captivating performances in the Star Wars sequels, embodies Ederle’s grit and determination in this inspiring tale.

“Young Woman and the Sea” sets sail in US theaters on May 31st. While a Swedish release date remains uncertain, it’s sure to chart a course for Disney+ soon after. Don’t miss this powerful story of human resilience!


Wikipedia / Young Woman and the Sea
Young Woman and the Sea is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Joachim Rønning and written by Jeff Nathanson, based on the 2009 book of the same name by Glenn Stout. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, the film stars Daisy Ridley as Gertrude Ederle, an American competitive swimmer who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. It also stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Christopher Eccleston, and Glenn Fleshler in supporting roles.

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