Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diane Lane to Star in Secretariat Film for Disney

The Luminous Diane Lane

What?? A horsey movie??

According to Variety:

Diane Lane is set to star in "Secretariat," the Disney film about the relationship between the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse and his owner, Penny Chenery.

Randall Wallace is directing the film this fall from a script by Mike Rich.

Mayhem partners Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing.

While Secretariat showed potential before the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, Chenery's rise to become "first lady of racing" was the real underdog story.

Lane will play Chenery, a mother and housewife who knew little about horse racing when she took over her ailing father's farm in Virginia.

Around the time that Secretariat established himself as a horse with serious potential, she was pressured to sell him and everything else after her father died and she was hit with a large inheritance tax."

The really cool thing about this film is that it's starring another versatile actress, who will play the lead male role, which could really bring some award nods her way:

HAHAHAAA!! Gotcha!!

It's funny every goddamned time.


Annette said...

Hahahaha!!! I loved that!

DivaJulia said...

I will NEVER grow weary of this joke.

xoxo j

The Zimmerman Gang said...

I knew what was coming before I even scrolled down and was already laughing. Yay, that one never gets old!

DivaJulia said...

ZG: I actually thought of you when I was writing this one... ;)

I LIVE for the horseface jokes!

xoxo j

Stuart said...

Well, that joke came from a mile away, but it was funny none the less. At least we'll be set for a performer once they bring Mr. Ed to the big screen. I also wonder what synergy Disney will bring to this movie once it's released.