Malkovich saddles up for ‘Secretariat’

Diane Lane co-stars in horse-racing drama

John Malkovich is set to join “Secretariat,” the Randall Wallace-directed drama for Disney.

Malkovich will play Lucien Laurin, the former jockey who became the trainer of the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse. At the core of the film is the relationship between the horse and his owner, Penny Chenery (played by Diane Lane), a housewife who knew little about horse racing when she took over her ailing father’s Virginia horse farm.

Mayhem partners Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing.

Malkovich most recently starred in the Coen brothers-directed “Burn After Reading” and Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling.”

He’s repped by WME.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading