Secretariat

(2010)

Based on the remarkable true story, SECRETARIAT chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time. In theaters October 8, 2010.

John Malkovich Discusses ‘Secretariat’

What was it that attracted you to the role and the film?

John Malkovich: I don't know if it was so much the role that appealed to me, it was more about the story of Secretariat. Within my own early adulthood, it was probably one of the massive and significant sporting events in America. Secretariat was such a magnificent animal, unbelievably beautiful and powerful. It's always nice to see something that close to perfection, a reason to celebrate. I remember all the races very well. He was a spectacular horse and was adored then and is still adored now. So I was fascinated by the story. Also I already knew Randall Wallace the director of the film and I'm very fond of Randall Wallace. He is a very good filmmaker. I know Diane too, because I'm a good friend of her husband Josh Brolin and we know each other socially, I like her very much, she is a very good actress. She was a delight to work with. I didn't see that there was much not to like about the film. I liked the part too, it was interesting.

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Diane Lane Talks ‘Secretariat’

Why is the story of Secretariat so appealing?

Diane Lane: The story is amazing because it's true. It is rare and wonderful to portray a woman who is an honorable person. She was an inspiration, not just to women, but to everyone. She shows how important it is in general to have faith in yourself and take chances and risks. For me it was such an inspiring story and to meet the real woman that you're playing-as I did-is extremely rare. It was very surreal to spend time with her, somebody that you're going to be bringing to the screen. It raises the stakes. It is incredible that she could actually look at my portrayal of her. Also the story of Secretariat is so amazing, this horse was such a champion and such an athlete, a great, legendary sports figure and wonderful creature.

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‘Secretariat’ Blu-ray and DVD Race to the Shelves on January 25th

Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of Miracle, Invincible and The Rookie. Behind every legend, lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, Secretariat is hours of pulse-pounding entertainment for the whole family!

Secretariat was released October 8th, 2010.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Secretariat’ Cast and Crew Interview Featurette

Walt Disney Pictures new sports film Secretariat, which opens on October 8th, is based on the true story of the Triple Crown winning racehorse. The film stars Oscar nominees Diane Lane (Unfaithful), John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire) and James Cromwell (Babe), as well as Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood), Fred Dalton Thompson (Die Hard 2: Die Harder) and Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October). We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with actors John Malkovich, Kevin Connolly and Nelsan Ellis as well as director Randall Wallace about the new film, the true story its based on and the beauty of horseracing. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horseracing knowledge. Against all odds Chenery, with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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‘Secretariat’ Sneak Peek This Saturday

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time. Directed by Randall Wallace from a screenplay written by Mike Rich. For more information, check out Disney.com/Secretariat, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Secretariat was released October 8th, 2010.

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Third ‘Secretariat’ Teaser Poster

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery -with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Secretariat was released October 8th, 2010.

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Walt Disney Studios Fall-Holiday 2010 Sneak Preview

‘Tron: Legacy’, ‘You Again’, ‘Tangled’, ‘Secretariat’, ‘The Tempest’, and the ‘The Debt’ round out Disney's end of year slate.

The Official ‘Secretariat’ Theatrical Poster Is Here

Take a look at this upcoming Disney drama starring Diane Lane.