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Toni Collette Goes to the Races in Inspiring ‘Dream Horse’ Trailer (Video)

Film based on a true story premiered at Sundance and opens in theaters May 1

In the first trailer for “Dream Horse,” Toni Collette plays an ordinary Welsh woman with aspirations for something greater. So she gathers her community to contribute the money to buy a racing horse and watches her dreams become a reality.

Euros Lyn’s film is based on the true story of Jan Vokes, who successfully bred a champion race horse named Dream Alliance against all odds in coordination with the people in her small town. Vokes convinced her neighbors to contribute 10 quid a week for two years until they could afford it, and their investment paid off big time.

The film premiered at Sundance to acclaim and a few tears of joy, including from Collette herself.

“I’m so proud of you. It seems like anything is possible,” she says to the horse after raising it from a foal.

Collette stars in the film with Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Karl Johnson, Steffan Rhodri, Anthony O’Donnell with Nicholas Farrell and Sian Phillips.

Euros Lyn directed from a script by Neil McKay. Katherine Butler and Tracy O’Riordan produced.

Bleecker Street and Topic Studios are releasing “Dream Horse” in theaters on May 1. Watch the inspiring first trailer above.