Watch This: Disney's 'Secretariat' Trailer Starring Diane Lane
Disney has debuted the official trailer for Secretariat starring Diane Lane as Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973, and is who the movie is about. This definitely looks like another one of those feel good Disney movies, kind of like Seabiscuit meets Miracle. In addition to Lane, this also stars John Malkovich, Scott Glenn and James Cromwell, so there is at least a good cast. This does look like it has a great story and it was shot beautifully, so I'm interested in that aspect, but I guess I'm just not a horseracing fan enough to care otherwise. Malkovich does look like he'll steal the show.
Watch the official trailer for Randall Wallace's Secretariat from YouTube:
You can also watch the trailer for Secretariat in High Definition on Yahoo
Secretariat is directed by Randall Wallace, who is also a screenwriter and an occasional director with only the films The Man in the Iron Mask and We Were Soldiers to his credit so far. The screenplay was written by Mike Rich, of Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Radio, and The Nativity Story previously. This is based on the real story of the racehorse Secretariat, an American Thoroughbred who became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in twenty-five years, setting race records on two of the three tracks that still stand today. Disney will be bringing Secretariat to theaters everywhere on October 8th this fall. Anyone interested?
"I can open my mouth THIS wide!!!"
Angry Chief on Apr 29, 2010
John Malkovich, you so crazy!
Angry Chief on Apr 29, 2010
I think this looks good. Disney does these feelgood inspiring true story films really damn well, think I've really liked every one of em they've made in the last ten years.
MikeL on Apr 29, 2010
Was that Sorry Sue?
People's Champ on Apr 30, 2010
It looks good, has a great cast but the fact it’s a Disney movie makes feel that although it will be nicely inspiring any grittiness in the storyline will be glossed over and replaced with some fluff to make it all the more pleasant. Not that it will put me off watching it but I won’t be expecting anything more than a glossy true life story.
Andy on Apr 30, 2010
Yay! Mommy! Daddy! Let's go bet on horses!
l.21 on Apr 30, 2010
Yaahooooo!!!!! Randall Wallace is the greatest director alive in America today! "We were soldiers" and "The man in the iron mask" are masterpieces! He finally gets to make another movie! I knew those bozos in Hollywood could not keep him down! I-cannot-wait.
John Van Rijn on Apr 30, 2010
DoomCanoe on Apr 30, 2010
Dang it! I'm a sucker for these films by Disney (and love Seabiscuit as well) so I know I will be pulled into this one. I'm okay with that.
jjboldt on Apr 30, 2010
Looks good, but has a "Blind Side with a horse" feel to it.
kitano0 on Apr 30, 2010
Also, as long as I'm being a jerk-off, number 7, if you think that We Were Soldiers and The Man in the Iron Mask were masterpieces, then you obviously haven't seen enough good films. Both are watchable, mediocre films, but if you think Randall Wallace is the greatest living American director, then...wow, I don't even know what to say. Here is a short list of American filmmakers that SHIT on Randall Wallace without even trying. Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan (yes, he has a British accent, but he makes his movies in the US and has dual citizenship) Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jim Jarmusch, Francis Ford Coppola, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Tim Burton, Judd Apatow, Robert Zemeckis (minus his recent animated abominations) Gus Van Sant, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Michael Mann, Jason Reitman, Darren Aronofsky, Brad Bird, Frank Darabont, Clint Eastwood, Brian DePalma, JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Zack Snyder, John McTiernan...should I go on?
Bugnutt McGillicutty on Apr 30, 2010
Hell Yeah! I can't wait to see this! Big Red was one of the best racehorses to ever live. I so can't wait to see this!
Melanie on Apr 30, 2010
Looks like a good movie to watch while i'm recuperating from an over-indulging weekend.
arjones on May 1, 2010
Sounds like a tear-jerker to me. Oh no! A rich housewife has problems! What will happen?! How will her hair look at the final race?! Such pathos!
Ivy on May 1, 2010
Wow. You have to have a heart of stone not to watch Secretariat's Belmont and not figure out that there was something truly special going on. The movie can't possibly do the truth justice but I'm glad they are trying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS4f6wiQJh4
Karen on May 1, 2010
It's Secretariat.. They don't need a cast, they don't need a script. All Disney needs to do is to show the actual tape of the 1973 Belmont. Thats all they need. The only time in my life, I've ever felt like I was in the presence of God. He's the star. He was bigger than Ironman. Bigger than Spiderman. And those who think this is just another Sea Biscuit wasnt around on June 6th 1973. Just give Secretariat some rein and let him run! You're about to see something you ain't never seen before. And ain't seen nothing like him since.
Jim on May 1, 2010
Funny thing about Secretariat; We old folks can talk about all the myths, like that his speed was INCREASING every QTR during the Belmont, which is scientifically impossible, yet he did it. We can talk about a horse being named Sportsman of the Year, we can talk about the size of his heart, both literally and figuratively. We can talk about how he broke the record by more than two seconds, which has never been approached before or since. We can talk about people bringing sick and dying relatives to him, just to touch him, hoping for a miracle. We can talk about how the entire industry of Horse Racing now exists for one purpose, just to recapture that magic one more time. We can talk about God, and perfection. And now Disney's making a movie trying to catch just a whiff of that. And nobody is going to believe all that. It's gotta be an exaggeration, right? Young people might compare Secretariat to Michael Jordon or Tiger Woods. I'm here to say..The reality lived up to the myth. I've just been watch Youtube of the movie and his races. Been crying. I'm not a big Disney fan, I'm not into feel good sports movies all that much. But seeing the commercial for the movie has me excited big time. I'm hoping for a huge Secretariat revival this summer.
Jim (Again) on May 1, 2010
(BIG sigh......) what an AMAZING, NATURAL, ETERNAL beauty & talent & grace that is DIANE LANE! I am SO THERE October 8th!! I'm gonna take off from work that day. Rise n shine I'm gonna wake up and start an all-day movie marathon watching 'Ladies & Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains', 'Six Pack', The Outsiders', 'Rumblefish', 'Streets of Fire', 'The Cotton Club', 'Big Town', the whole 'Lonesome Dove' mini-series, 'Judge Dread', 'Murder at 1600', 'The Perfect Storm', 'Unfaithful' and then head out to the theatres.....
Lawnboy Baker on May 4, 2010
oops, I forgot 'LADY BEWARE'! Sorry. Anyways, GREAT to finally have you back in films Diane after a 3 year hiatus!!
Lawnboy Baker on May 4, 2010
This looks great. I will be there. Secretariat = beautiful story. John Malkovich = icing on the cake. Can't wait!
Sharon on Jun 25, 2010
New comments are no longer allowed on this post.