The actors signed on to star in a film called Dream Horse, which will be directed by Eros Lin, who worked on the TV series. Neil McKay (Wuther Heights) wrote the script based on real events.|
Toni Collette, known for Little Miss Happiness and Tara So Different, will play Jen Vokes, an ordinary middle-class woman who, living in a small Welsh village, one day decides to conquer the world of racing by raising her own champion horse. As for the star of the spy thriller Homeland and the financial drama Billions, he got the role of local accountant Howard Davis, who also took part in this seriously surprising experiment.
In Wales, this story is passed on by word of mouth, it is considered something of a local legend, and in 2015 it was even filmed a documentary about it "Dark Horse". Eyros Lin, who himself grew up in the Welsh valleys, admitted that as soon as he saw McKay's script, he immediately decided that he must certainly transfer this touching and funny story to the screens himself.
The Topic of Article: Damien Lewis and Toni Colette saddling the dream horse.