Monday, April 26, 2010

First Production Stills from Big Red Biopic

Above are the first production stills to be released for the upcoming biopic about the Michael Jordan of racehorses, Secretariat. Diane Laine plays breeder Penny Chenery, John Malkovich plays trainer Lucien Laurin, and Otto Thorwatch plays jockey Ron Turcotte.

I'm frankly a little ambivalent about Walt Disney Pictures' ability to make a convincing movie about horse racing in the 1970's, and the middle pic with Diane Laine in Scarlett O'Horror drag does little to put my fears at ease. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm going.

Click here to see Secretariat in the astounding, amazing, unbelievable, 31-length win in the 1973 Belmont Stakes, making him the first triple crown winner in twenty five years. It happened twice more in the '70's - Seattle Slew did it in 1977 followed by Affirmed in 1978. There hasn't been a subsequent triple crown winner in 32 years.