Date: 20th August 2002

Jeff Bridges joins cast of new Tobey Maguire film

Jeff Bridges is in negotiations to join Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

Maguire will play jockey Red Pollard, who rode the famous racehorse during the Great Depression.
Bridges will portray the equine hero's trainer.

The film, which is being directed by Pleasantville helmer Gary Ross, is likely to start production in October.
It is based on the book of the same name by Laura Hillenbrand.

Source: Press Release