‘Secretariat’ Filmmaker Needs 1970s’ Era RVs for Movie

September 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 


Actress Diane Lane

Actress Diane Lane

RVs will likely get some exposure in the upcoming Disney film “Secretariat.”

A major casting call for the movie about the famous race horse will be held Sunday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., and RVs dating from the 1970s are among the filmmaker’s needs, according to the Lafayette Advertiser.

More than 4,000 extras are needed for the film, much of which is being shot and produced in the Cajun state. People of all ages, races and ethnicities are needed, as are actors and actresses to play hippie-type characters, military and police officers and media reporters.

In addition, the casting company is asking for experienced horse handlers and trainers, 1970s cars, horse trailers and RVs and photo doubles for stars Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh and Nelsan Ellis.

The film chronicles the life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the race horse “Secretariat” who won the Triple Crown in 1973. Filming is scheduled to begin at the end of the month. The film stars Diane Lane as Chenery.

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