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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. Owens will be played by Stephan James, who also had a role in a recent TV movie about gymnast Gabby Douglas. Better-known...
  • 1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming

    1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming
    Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke. Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching. It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
  • Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job

    Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job
    SPRINGFIELD — A state unemployment benefits manager who coaxed his subordinates and supervisor to do his college homework on taxpayer time has been fined $2,500 and no longer holds the job, officials said Thursday. Clyde Redfield, 63, a former...
  • Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment

    Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment
    When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound on Tuesday, he'll try to do something accomplished just once in major league history: back-to-back no-hitters. Johnny Vander Meer threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, a feat that is revisited with every no-hitter....
  • 'Blind Side' Director John Lee Hancock Joins Lenny Dykstra Project (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Lee Hancock is re-teaming with "The Blind Side" producer Gil Netter to direct an untitled movie about former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Details of the project are being kept under wraps. Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New...
  • BermanBraun Relaunches as Whalerock Industries

    Lloyd Braun has restructured his BermanBraun operation now that the Berman part of the equation has left the MGM-based shingle. The company's new moniker is Whalerock Industries. BermanBraum film topper Andrew Mittman has been upped to president of the...
  • Berlin Market Grows as Indies Seek Heat for Bigger-Budget Pics

    The Berlin festival may not unspool on a sunny beach, but the European Film Market, which runs alongside the fest, is becoming much more like Cannes and the American Film Market -- at least when it comes to serving as a launching pad for major movies....
  • Berlin: American Indies Crash Film Market

    As buyers and sellers touch down in Berlin, the high-end pics in the European Film Market are now moving in two directions: cast-driven action thrillers and older-skewing prestige dramas with stars attached, budgeted around $20 million-$30 million....
  • International Star You Should Know: John Boyega

    INITIAL 'ATTACK' Boyega, 21, starred in 2011's Brit cult hit "Attack the Block," which grossed $4 million in the U.K., and recently made a splash at Sundance as the star of "Imperial Dreams," in which he plays an ex-con and aspiring writer trying to...