Onesumore: ‘True Spirit’ Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far

Netflix places a lot of emphasis on its collection of family and real-life adventure films, and the latest addition is the film based on Jessica Watson’s sailing memoir. True Spirit, recounting his 210-day solo sailing trip around the world.

The film will be produced by Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) for Martin Chase Productions and Andrew Fraser (Lion) for Sunstar Entertainment. Sarah Spillane adapted the screenplay with Cathy Randall and will also direct the biopic. Spillane previously performed Around the block and This life.

Director Sarah Spillane

Spillane expressed his enthusiasm for the project:

“I am honored and excited to be responsible for bringing Jessica’s extraordinary journey to the screen. What attracted me to Jessica’s story was her relentless fight and determination to defy all odds and achieve her dream in a male-dominated world, making her an inspiration to so many. people, especially young women around the world.

Watson herself said:

“It’s quite humbling that Netflix is ​​bringing my story to life. I hope the film inspires people around the world to try sailing and pursue their own adventures. I am delighted that it is directed by Sarah and supported by such a strong production team.

What is the plot of True spirit?

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Netflix True spirit is based on the real-life adventure of Jessica Watson, who at the age of 16 became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world. The trip in 2009 lasted 210 days and Jessica sailed some of the most difficult expanses of the oceans and survived seven overturns at sea on her 33-foot vessel for 210 days. After that, then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared her a national hero. Watson, however, does not consider herself a hero and has said that she is “an ordinary person, who had a dream, worked hard at it and proved that anything was really possible”. His experiences were recounted in his documentary titled 210 days, which was narrated by Sir Richard Branson and produced by Sunstar Entertainment.

The official production synopsis for the project is as follows:

“Based on the incredible true story of 16 year old Jessica Watson, who in 2009 became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world. Jessica has accomplished what many thought was impossible, traversing some of the world’s most difficult expanses of ocean and surviving seven overturns at sea for 210 days.

Watson herself will be a consultant for the Netflix movie to make sure the technical details are accurate, and she accepts that Netflix is ​​taking certain liberties in the name of the drama. “I’m very happy to let them play with it a bit,” Watson told the Sydney Morning Herald. “But when you’re talking about 10-meter waves and hurricane-force winds, you probably don’t need to take too much of a dramatic permit.

Who is thrown True spirit?

There are no casting details for Netflix True spirit from March 2021, but we hope to hear more soon.

What is the state of production on True spirit?

Shooting for True spirit starts in July 2021 on Australia’s Gold Coast and Sydney, according to Production Weekly issue 1235.

When could we see the movie released on Netflix?

Given the production schedule, the film may air on Netflix probably in late 2022 or early 2023, but as of March 2021 we have no confirmation of the release date.


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