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.