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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 the greatest track athlete in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he challenged Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. A relative newcomer, James, 20, also has a small role in "Selma," director Ava DuVernay's upcoming biopic about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In "Race," James will be joined by cast members Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons, Focus announced...

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