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Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story

Release Date: October 21, 2005

September 17, 2004
Fehr is a Dreamer

Fresh off his supporting role in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Oded Fehr has signed on for a role in the DreamWorks film Dreamer, which is being directed by John Gatins and stars Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning as father/daughter. The story centers around that father/daughter pair. The dad is a horse trainer, and he and his child nurse an injured horse back to health so that it might eventually race in the Breeders' Cup.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

September 3, 2004
Shue is a Dreamer

Elisabeth Shue is set to star in Dreamer for DreamWorks and director John Gatins. Shooting will begin this month, and centers around a Kentucky horse trainer and his daughter. The pair rescues a horse with a broken leg, then nurse it back to health and enter it to race in the Breeders' Cup. Shue will play the mother in the family, while Kurt Russell is the father and Dakota Fanning is the daughter. Shue will also co-star with Fanning in the upcoming film Hide and Seek.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August 20, 2004
Fanning aboard Dreamer

DreamWorks has signed Dakota Fanning to star alongside Kurt Russell in the father-daughter story Dreamer. Though the movie had initially been developed as a tale about a father and son, the writers will transform the story to feature a daughter instead. Described as a cross between Seabiscuit and The Horse Whisperer, the movie centers around a Kentucky horse trainer and his 11-year-old daughter. The pair rescues a horse with a broken leg and nurse it back to health, eventually racing it in the Breeder's Cup. John Gatins will make his feature film debut as director. Production will begin on September 14th and will take place in Lexington, Kentucky and Covington, Louisiana. Along with Russell and Fanning, Freddy Rodriguez will also be featured as a former jockey who befriends the youngster and finds himself inspired to make positive changes in his own life.
Source: Variety

July 13, 2004
DreamWorks picking up Dreamer

DreamWorks is in talks to pick up a project known as Dreamer in turnaround from Warner Bros. Kurt Russell is already attached for the lead role, with John Gatin set to write the screenplay and make his directorial debut. Inspired by a true story, the film will center around a Kentucky horse trainer and his 11-year-old son who rescue a horse with a broken leg. The pair nurses the animal back to health and eventually enter the horse to race in the Breeder's Cup. The film is currently scheduled for a September production start.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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