Secretariat: The Movie

The greatest horse ever to race in the modern era’s life will soon be coming out on the silver screen. “Secretariat,” a Disney movie starring John Malkovich and Diane Lane, will be hitting theatres on October 8th.

The toughest part of making a movie of Secretariat’s life will be the racing scenes. Secretariat, as you might know, won the Triple Crown in 1973, setting records that still stand in each of the separate legs (although one of the records is controversial…). The pure dominance of the horse will be hard to capture on film in a convincing manner, but if past Disney films are any indication, this will be handled beautifully.

The movie “Secretariat” is based on a book by William Nack titled, Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.