“Cinderella” star Lily James is attached to play Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel, in “Young Woman and the Sea” ar Paramount Pictures.
Ederle was a competitive swimmer who won a gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games and practiced swimming the twenty-one mile distance across the English Channel by swimming twenty-two miles from Battery Park in New York to Sandy Hook in New Jersey. She also sold her story to two newspapers.
Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can”) is penning the swimming drama, based on Glenn Stout’s 2009 novel, which Jerry Bruckheimer will produce.
Source: The Wrap