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  • New film will tell Jesse Owens story

    Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  • Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons Join Jesse Owens Film 'Race'

    Focus Features has officially acquired domestic rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race," with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons joining the cast. Stephan James will play Owens with Stephen Hopkins directing the pic. The pic is based on the true story of...

    Jesse Owens film 'Race' lands at Focus Features; adds Sudeikis, Irons

    "Race," a biographical drama about Olympic track and field star Jesse Owens, will cross the finish line at Focus Features, which has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. Canadian actor Stephan James will portray Owens, whose quest to become...

    Louis Zamperini, 'Unbroken' hero: A remarkable life, well told

    Louis Zamperini lived an impossible, remarkable life. And Laura Hillenbrand helped bring it to a wide audience with "Unbroken," the biography that was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner and bestseller when its subject was in his 90s. A biopic made from...

    War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'

    The remarkable life of Louis Zamperini — the Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, being stranded in a raft and being tortured by the Japanese — has ended. Zamperini died Wednesday at the...