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Young Woman and the Sea

May 31, 2024
1hr 40min
Status: released

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Young Woman and the Sea Movie Details:

Based onYoung Woman and the Sea by Glenn Stout
Country United States
Language English
GenreBiographical, Romantic, Drama
Release DateMay 31, 2024
Running Time1hr 40min
Age ratingPG
CastDaisy Ridley
Tilda Cobham-Hervey
Stephen Graham
Christopher Eccleston
Directed by Joachim Rønning
Screenplay byJeff Nathanson
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
Chad Oman
Cinematography by Óscar Faura
Edited by Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Music byAmelia Warner
Production CompaniesWalt Disney Pictures
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Young Woman and the Sea Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Daisy Ridley as Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle: An American competition swimmer and Olympic champion.
    • Olive Abercrombie as Young Trudy Ederle
  • Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Margaret “Meg” Ederle: Gertrude’s sister.
    • Lilly Aspell as Young Meg.
  • Stephen Graham as Bill: A sailor tracking down Gertrude’s progress.
  • Kim Bodnia as Henry Ederle: Gertrude’s father.
  • Christopher Eccleston as Jabez Wolffe: Gertrude’s trainer.
  • Glenn Fleshler as James Sullivan
  • Jeanette Hain as Gertrude Anna Ederle: Gertrude’s mother.
  • Sian Clifford as Charlotte: Gertrude’s swimming trainer.


It is the story of Gertrude Ederle, an American world record-holder swimming champion, who first won a gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games. In 1926, she became the first woman to swim 21 miles across the English Channel.

Young Woman and the Sea Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Opening DayTBA
Domestic CollectionTBA
International CollectionTBA
Worldwide Collection$500,000

About Young Woman and the Sea Movie:

Young Woman and the Sea is an 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.

On November 2, 2015, it was announced that Jerry Bruckheimer acquired the rights to Glenn Stout’s non-fiction book Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World. In December 2020, it was reported that the film was in development.

This is Joachim Rønning and Stephen Graham’s first collaboration since Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

The film was initially produced by Paramount Pictures with Lily James set to star, until the rights were acquired by Walt Disney Pictures. With the film’s announcement in December 2020, Daisy Ridley was cast in the lead role.

Principal photography began in early May 2022 and was completed on June 18, 2022.

Young Woman and the Sea was scheduled to debut on Disney+. In January 2024, following positive test screenings and the box office success of the Amazon MGM Studios sports drama The Boys in the Boat (2023), a theatrical release was considered as a possible way to tie-in with the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics in France, with a potential release date of May 31, 2024. The following month, it was officially moved to theatrical for a limited release.