Race — TV Spot: 'Inspire'

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added: Mon, Jan 11th '16

Focus Features has released the first 30-second TV spot for the upcoming Jesse Owens biopic "Race."

The upcoming historical film, helmed by Emmy-winning director Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, 24), stars "Selma" actor Stephan James as the legendary Olympic sprinter and long jumper. The movie will mostly focus on the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, in which Jesse Owens earned international fame for winning four gold medals -- a feat that is credited with crushing Hitler's racist theory of Aryan supremacy.

The cast also includes William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, Shanice Banton, and Carice van Houten while Jason Sudeikis, in a rare dramatic role, is playing Owens' track-and-field coach at Ohio State University.

"Race" is set to open February 19th.

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. "Race" is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.


directed by   Stephen Hopkins

starring   Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton

release date   February 19, 2016

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