• Actor Rachel Griffiths plans to make a movie based on Michelle Payne's Melbourne Cup story (AAP)Source: AAP
Actor and Director Rachel Griffiths told The Daily Telegraph and Channel 7's Sunday program she plans to make a movie based on Payne's Melbourne Cup story.

The Daily Telegraph
10 Apr 2016 - 1:20 PM  UPDATED 14 Apr 2016 - 8:18 PM

"I'm thrilled we've been given the rights. I'm producing and directing and we start filming next year." Griffiths told the Daily Telegraph. 

“There’s just nothing more divine than Michelle taking her hat off and us all realising she’s this incredible young woman with a million dollar smile who has been working so hard,” Griffiths said.

"Everyone who's met Michelle is touched by her confidence and determination" 

"She comes from a family of jockeys who are involved in that backstage part of racing that we don’t always see — it’s a very Downton Abbey world.  You have your big, glossy house, then you have all the people actually running the place."