SECRETARIAT, THE MOVIE: STATUS REPORT

Secretariat (the movie) began filming in Kentucky in October, 2009 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and Keeneland in Lexington.

Filming is now continuing in Louisiana, where Richmar Stables has been transformed into Meadow Farm where Secretariat was born. The former site of Evangeline Downs (now a training center) will be used to recreate different racetracks for the film.
Well known actress Diane Lane is portraying owner Penny Chenery and John Malkovich is cast as trainer Lucien Laurin.
Mayhem Pictures, with the backing of Walt Disney Pictures, is producing “Secretariat.” Mayhem’s other uplifting sports-themed stories include “Miracle,” about the 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team, and “The Rookie” and “Invincible,” both Walter Mitty tales.
Randall Wallace, who directed “We Were Soldiers,” is directing.
A fall 2010 release is expected.