First Trailer for True Story 'Dream Horse' Movie Starring Toni Collette
"We're going to the races!" Bleecker Street Films has unveiled the first official trailer for the Dream Horse movie, based on the true story of an underdog race horse raced by a small town that challenged the racing elite. Toni Collette stars as Jan Vokes, a local cashier and bartender, who decides to breed a race horse in her Welsh village. As the horse rises up through the ranks, Jan and the townspeople are pitted against the racing elite in a race for the national championship. This is the same story told in the documentary Dark Horse, and both films (this and the doc) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Also starring Damian Lewis, Howard Davies, Joanna Page, Nicholas Farrell, Peter Davison, Siân Phillips, and Owen Teale. This looks like a very sweet, amusing, and inspiring feature film version of the locals vs elites story.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Euros Lyn's Dream Horse, direct from Bleecker's YouTube:
The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes (Academy Award nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National showing the heart of a true champion. Dream Horse is directed by Welsh filmmaker Euros Lyn, of the movies Diwrnod Hollol Mindblowing Heddiw and The Library Suicides previously, as well as lots of TV work over the years including "Doctor Who". The screenplay is written by Neil McKay. Inspired by the true story as profiled in the documentary Dark Horse. This just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Bleecker Street will release Lyn's Dream Horse in select theaters starting May 1st at the beginning of the summer season. Interested?