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  • William Hurt Heads Cast of AMC-Channel 4-Kudos Co-production 'Humans'

    CANNES -- William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson ("The Honorable Woman"), Tom Goodman-Hill ("Mr Selfridge"), Colin Morgan ("The Fall"), Rebecca Front ("The Thick Of It"), Neil Maskell ("Utopia") and Gemma Chan ("Fresh Meat") have joined the cast of "Humans,"...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Will Smith's 'Focus'

    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the con artist pic "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote and directed the film. The movie follows a veteran grifter who takes a young, attractive woman under...
  • William Hurt Joins Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race'

    William Hurt has joined Jesse Owens biopic "Race" opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and Stephan James. Focus Features also has set the release for April 8, 2016. "Race," directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Anna Waterhouse...
  • Jesse Owens film 'Race' lands at Focus Features; adds Sudeikis, Irons

    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

    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...
  • Virginia Tech faithful descend upon Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt. But the security guard couldn't...
  • Red-Light Camera Would Protect Pedestrians

    I agree that cars do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and there is a law against that -- 14-299 of the Connecticut General Statutes [Aug. 28, letter, "No Turn On Red With Walk Light"]. I see some people in wheelchairs try to cross to CVS on the...
  • Celebrity breastfeeding photos are great. But can we see dads doing their part?

    Celebrity breastfeeding photos are great. But can we see dads doing their part?
    I love the photos of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her baby son Otis in the September issue of Glamour. I would love, even more, photos of Wilde's fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, feeding Otis on the set of "Race," the Jesse Owens movie he's reportedly filming this...
  • War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'

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

    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...