Cinemafique

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Diane Lane Rides ‘Secretariat’

Posted by Brian on 06/11/2009

Diane Lane in 'Untraceable'Source: Variety

Diane Lane is set to star as Penny Chenery in the film, Secretariat, for Disney. The film is based on the true story of the  relationship between the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse and his owner, Chenery. Not to be confused with Seabiscuit, this film is about a mother and housewife who knew little about horse racing when she took over her ailing father’s farm in Virginia. Secretariat became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, but Chenery’s rise to the “first lady of racing” was the real underdog story. However, when Secretariat began to establish himself as a horse with serious potential, Chenery was forced to sell him and everything else after her father died and she was hit with a large inheritance tax. Randall Wallace directs, from a script by Mike Rich.

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