Neill, Wiest mount ‘Horse’

Sam Neill and Dianne Wiest have been cast in Touchstone Pictures’ “The Horse Whisperer,” which stars Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Based on the novel by Nicholas Evans, pic is about the lives of Annie Mclean (Scott Thomas) and Tom Booker (Redford), who trains horses and becomes involved in her life when her daughter is seriously injured in a riding accident.

Neill will play Robert Mclean, Annie’s husband, and Wiest will play Booker’s sister-in-law.

Film is being directed by Redford, who also produces with Rachel Pfeffer through their Wildwood Prods. Neill and Wiest are repped by ICM.

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