Dylan Walsh, John Malkovich and Scott Glenn are saddling up for Secretariat, the story of the horse that won the 1973 Triple Crown.

Diane Lane stars as the horse's owner Penny Tweedy, the housewife who broke though a gender barrier to usher Secretariat to greatness.

Walsh plays Lane's husband, a successful attorney who is accustomed to his wife being at his beck and call. Malkovich plays a charismatic trainer who underestimates the power of Secretariat; Glenn is a southern-bred aristocrat who loses the horse in a coin toss.

Shooting begins this week in Louisiana and Kentucky, with Randall Wallace (We Were Soldiers) directing from a script by Mike Rich (Finding Forrester).

Walsh next stars in a remake of the thriller Stepfather, which opens October 16 via Screen Gems. He also returns to the small screen on October 14 on FX's Nip/Tuck. Malkovich next plays the bad guy in an adaptation of DC Comics' Western comic Jonah Hex. Glenn is about to shoot Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch.