Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about
Owens will be played by Stephan James, who also had a role in a recent TV movie about gymnast
"I'm excited we've assembled such an impressive cast to tell this extraordinary story," director
Owens became legendary for his dominant performance in 1936, winning four gold medals with Adolf Hitler watching on. Part of the film will be shot at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.