Monday, September 28, 2009

Nick Glennie-Smith to score ‘Secretariat’

Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that Nick Glennie-Smith has been tapped to compose the original music for the studio’s upcoming racehorse drama Secretariat, directed by Randall Wallace and starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich and Scott Glenn. It is Glennie-Smith’s first Hollywood film as the main composer on a movie since Peter Hyams’ A Sound of Thunder in 2005.

Secretariat is an American motion picture currently in pre-production for Mayhem Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures. The film tells the story of the United States' Hall of Fame racehorse, Secretariat, who, along with Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978) going into 2010, is one of three horses in the past thirty-six years to have won the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The story centers around three people, Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, and Lucien Laurin, who come together as, respectively, the principal owner, jockey, and trainer of the legendary horse.

It is being directed by Randall Wallace. Currently casting, on June 12, 2009, Variety magazine reported that Diane Lane will portray Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery.

The film is scheduled to be released in 2010. [wikipedia]

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