Sean Astin and Cheri Oteri will star in Scrambled Eggs Productions’ And They’re Off…, a comedy set in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.

Astin will play a failed horse trainer desperately trying to get back into the winner’s circle. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this week.

Martin Mull, Mark Moses, Gigi Rice, Lil’JJ, Peter Jacobson, Mo Collins, Alex Rocco, Luis Chaviz and Kevin Nealon round out the cast.

Trainers Bob Baffert and Doug O’Neill will play themselves. Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby three times and was recently inducted into Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall Of Fame in Saratoga. O’Neill trained the legendary Lava Man and has three Breeder’s Cup victories in the last five years.

Rob Schiller will direct from a script by Scrambled Eggs Productions’ Alan Grossbard, who is producing alongside Pamela Fryman and Howard Bolter.