Disney have released a few new images (via Collider.com) and a trailer for their movie called Secretariat which I have to admit I hadn’t even heard of before today. The movie is directed by Randall Wallace (who wrote Braveheart) and stars John Malkovich, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, James Cromwell and Dylan Walsh.

The trailer makes a big deal of the fact that this is an ‘impossible true story’ so I guess we know what’s going to happen before even walking into the cinema. From the trailer, it looks like it could be rather an emotional story.

Spoilers ahead (because it’s a true story!): In 1973, the real Secretariat became the first racehorse to win the U.S. Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes) after 25 years of no one doing it. After setting many world records, Secretariat died at the age of 19  after being put down due to an infection in one of his hoofs. I guess this will make for a teary ending to the movie.

Check out the trailer below the images (click to enlarge) and synopsis:

Based on the impossible true story, SECRETARIAT chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (DIANE LANE) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery-with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (JOHN MALKOVICH)-manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.