Jessica Watson biopic ‘True Spirit’: coming to Netflix in February 2023

titans Star Teagan Croft Plays Jessica Watson In Upcoming Biopic true spirit. Coming to Netflix in February 2023, we’ve got everything you need to know about true spiritincluding the plot, the cast, the trailer, the first photos and the Netflix release date.

The film will be produced by Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries The Sisterhood of the 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 directed around the block Y This life.

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Teagan Croft (left) and director Sarah Spillane (right) – picture. Netflix

Spillane expressed his enthusiasm for the project:

“I am honored and excited to be tasked with bringing Jessica’s extraordinary journey to the screen. What drew me to Jessica’s story is her tireless fight and determination to defy the odds and achieve her dream in a world dominated by men, which makes her a source of inspiration to many, especially the young women of everyone”.

Watson herself stated,

“It is humbling that Netflix brings my story to life. I hope the film inspires people around the world to try yachting and also to go on their own adventures. I am delighted that it will be directed by Sarah and supported by such a strong production team.”

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Teagan Croft (left) and Jessica Watson (right)


When true spirit Will it premiere on Netflix?

With Netflix releasing their 2023 movie lineup and promotional material for the movie, we can now confirm that true spirit will premiere on Netflix on Friday, February 3, 2023.


What is the plot of true spirit?

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from 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, non-stop, and unassisted around the world. The voyage in 2009 took 210 days and Jessica navigated some of the most challenging stretches of the oceans surviving seven falls while she was at sea in her 33 foot vessel for 210 days. After that, the then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared her a national hero. Watson, however, does not consider herself a hero, saying that she is “an ordinary person, that she had a dream, worked hard for it and proved that anything is possible.” Her experiences were recounted in her documentary called 210 dayswhich 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, non-stop and unassisted around the world. Jessica accomplished what many thought was impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean and surviving seven falls at sea in 210 days.”

Watson, herself, will be consulting on the Netflix film to make sure the technical details are accurate, and she’s okay with Netflix taking some liberties on behalf of the drama. “I’m very happy to let them play around for a bit,” Watson told The Sydney Morning Herald. “But when you’re talking about 30-foot waves and cyclone-force winds, you probably don’t need to take too much dramatic license.”

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Teagon Croft as Jessica Watson – photo. Netflix


who is cast in true spirit?

Playing the lead role of Jessica Watson is titans actress Teagan Croft. Since 2018, Teagan has played the role of Raven in titansand was previously seen in a handful of episodes on the beloved Australian soap opera. home and away. Outside the US, titans is a licensed Netflix series, which would make true spirit his second original to date.

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Teagan Croft (left) as Raven in Titans (right)

Playing the role of Julie Watson, Jessica’s mother is Anna Paquin. So far, Paquin has only starred in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, but she’s best known for her role as Rogue in The X Men franchise, and Sookie Stackhouse on HBO True Blood.

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Anna Paquin (left) as Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood (right)

Cliff Curtis plays the role of Ben Bryant. The actor will be recognizable as Travis Manawa from his time on Fear the Walking Dead and Billy Freeman on Doctor Sleep. He recently starred in the James Cameron sequel Avataras Tonowari in Avatar: The Path of Water.

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Cliff Curtis (left) as Tonowari in Avatar: The Path of Water

Some remaining members of the main and supporting cast of True Spirit are;

  • Josh Lawson as Roger Watson
  • Todd Lasance as Craig Atherton
  • Alyla Browne as young Jessica Watson
  • Bridget Webb as Emily Watson
  • Alice Tate as Georgina Bauer
  • Stacy Clausen as Tom Watson
  • Vivien Turner as Hannah Watson
  • Luke O’Neil as Kevin Rudd
  • Molly Belle Wright as young Hannah Watson

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What is the production status in true spirit?

filming for true spirit began in July 2021 on Australia’s Gold Coast and Sydney, according to Production Weekly issue 1235.

Production ran from July 29, 2021 to October 11, 2021.

The locations used in filming are;

  • Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Village Roadshow Studios, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia
  • Surfers paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Village Roadshow Studios, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia

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What is the running time of the movie?

It has been confirmed that the runtime of true spirit it’s 109 minutes.

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Cliff Curtis (left) and Teagan Croft (right)


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