John Malkovich joins Secretariat

He's in the saddle for the horse-racing drama

John Malkovich has joined the cast of horse drama Secretariat.

He's signed on to play Lucien Laurin the ex-jockey who ended up training the 1973 US Triple Crown-nabbing racehorse.

Randall Wallace has written the script and will direct the film, which focuses on the bond between the four-legged friend and his owner, Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), a housewife who knew almost nothing about the sport when she took over her father's horse farm.

[Source: Variety]

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