Disney held a special world premiere event for its brand-new movie, “Young Woman and the Sea,” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, which was attended by the cast and filmmakers.  A special red carpet poolside event was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel prior to the screening.

“Young Woman and the Sea,” tells the extraordinary true story of Trudy Ederle, the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel.  Daisy Ridley stars as the accomplished swimmer who was born to immigrant parents in New York City in 1905. Through the steadfast support of her older sister and supportive trainers, she overcame adversity and the animosity of a patriarchal society to rise through the ranks of the Olympic swimming team and complete the staggering achievement – a 21-mile trek from France to England.

Attending the event was Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Kim Bodnia, Glenn Fleshler, Jeanette Hain, Olive Abercrombie, director/executive producer Joachim Rønning, writer/producer Jeff Nathanson, and producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

Here are some photos from the event:

They were joined by celebrity guests Rebel Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, J.J. Abrams, Dev Patel, Colleen Camp, Catherine Hardwicke and Olympic swimming, long-distance, and diving champions, including Greg Louganis, Susie Atwood, John Naber, Katie Grimes, John Moffet, Katherine Starr, Gary Hall Jr., Kaillie Humphries Armbruster, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Alexi Pappas, Amy Purdy, Kate Sanderson, Tauna Kay Vandeweghe, Maurine Kornfeld, and Janet Evans.

Originally, the film was going to be released directly on to Disney+, but instead, “Young Woman and the Sea” is coming to theatres for a special engagement on May 31st, 2024. 

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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