Ride Like A Girl will be one of those feel-good stories that’ll prove women can compete in male-dominated sports—with success.
It stars Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, and Sullivan Stapleton about the incredible true story of Michelle J. Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. She rode Prince of Penzance back in 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis:
As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup—horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of ten children, Michelle, is raised by single father Paddy (Neill).
She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey, and after early failures, she finds her feet. But, a family tragedy, followed by her near-fatal horse fall all but ends the dreams. With the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all medical advice and the protests of her siblings, she rides on and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.
Ride Like A Girl marks the feature film directorial debut for Rachel Griffiths, a veteran actress who starred in countless appraised films like Muriel’s Wedding, The Rookie, and Blow. Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge) and Elise McCredie (Sunshine) wrote the screenplay.
The film was in theaters last September in Australia but will be in select theaters and On Demand in the United States on March 13.
For more information on Ride Like A Girl, visit the official web site here.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.
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Source: Saban Films and Paramount Pictures