Netflix has set the global premiere date for True Spirit, the biopic-adventure feature about history-making Australian teenager Jessica Watson. Check out the trailer.

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True Spirit: Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson — Photo Credit: Netflix © 2023

True Spirit tells the incredible true story of Australian teenager Jessica Watson, played in the film by Teagan Croft (Titans, Home and Away).

In this tale of perseverance and human accomplishment, tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. Despite many expecting her to fail, Jessica forges ahead with the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant, and her parents, Julie and Roger — determined to face her fears and accomplish what was thought to be impossible: navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.

Starring alongside Teagan Croft are New Zealand Film and TV Awards winner Cliff Curtis (Avatar: The Way of Water, Whale Rider) as Ben Bryant, Oscar® nominee Josh Lawson (The Eleven O’Clock, The Little Death) as Roger Watson, and Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, The Irishman) as Julie Watson.

Also featuring in the film are Bridget Webb (Harrow), Vivien Turner (How to Stay Married), Stacy Clausen (Preacher), and Todd Lasance (The Secrets She Keeps).

True Spirit, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The film is directed by Sarah Spillane, and written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner, and Cathy Randall. Debra Martin Chase, Susan Cartsonis, and Andrew Fraser are the producers.


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True Spirit: Netflix Sets Global Premiere Date for Biopic-Adventure Drama
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