Director Randall Wallace(We Were Soldiers) has tapped Dylan Walsh(Nip/Tuck), John Malkovich and Scott Glenn to join his cast for Secretariat.
Scripted by Mike Rich(Radio/The Rookie), and based on the story of the horse that won the 1973 Triple Crown, Secretariat stars Diane Lane as the horse's owner Penny Tweedy, the housewife who broke though a gender barrier to usher Secretariat to greatness.
Walsh will play Lane's husband, a successful attorney who is accustomed to his wife being at his beck and call.
Malkovich plays the charismatic trainer who underestimates the power of Secretariat, and Glenn will play the role of a southern-bred aristocrat who loses the horse in a coin toss.
The picture begins shooting this week in Louisiana and Kentucky with Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray producing. These are the guys behind Rich's The Rookie, so you can already imagine the typical "feel good" kind of story we're gonna get. Which is fine, for this type of story. But Ciardi and Gray are also produced Dwayne Johnson in The Game Plan and the upcoming Tooth Fairy.
Hopefully Wallace can make this film a bit more gritty and real. He has a great dramatic cast to work with! Walsh will star in the thriller Stepfather, which comes out Oct. 16th. Malkovich will next star opposite Lane's husband, Josh Brolin in DC Comics' Jonah Hex. And Glenn is also set to join Zack Snyder's Suckerpunch.
So what do you think of Walsh, Malkovich and Glenn joining the cast of Randall Wallace's Secretariat?