JEFF BRIDGES AND TOBEY MAGUIRE STAR IN THE TRUE STORY OF �SEABISCUIT,�
MAKING ITS NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE SATURDAY, MAY 6 ON ABC
Jeff Bridges (�The Big Lebowski,� �White Squall�) and Tobey Maguire (�Spiderman,� �Wonder Boys�) star in the true story of �Seabiscuit,� making its network television premiere as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� MAY 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Based on a true story, this is the rags-to-riches tale of three men � Johnny �Red� Pollard (Tobey Maguire), a half-blind ex-prizefighter, Tom Smith (Chris Cooper), a horse breaker, and Charlie Howard, a millionaire who lost everything -- and Howard�s down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit. After teaming up, these three men rediscover hope through Seabiscuit, who takes them -- and the nation -- on the ride of a lifetime, along the way accomplishing great feats that ultimately led to Horse-of-the-Year honors in 1938.
�Seabiscuit� stars Jeff Bridges as Charlie Howard, Tobey Maguire as Johnny �Red� Pollard, Valerie Mahaffey (TV�s �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Annie Howard and Chris Cooper (�Capote,� �Jarheard�) as Tom Smith.
The film, released in 2003, was written and directed by Gary Ross based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.
�SEABISCUIT� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Seabiscuit� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description via SAP.
A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.