Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 April 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spots Online
Boom!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
Gangster Squad (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Anthony Mackie Is Jesse Owens
A new sports biopic

25 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Anthony Mackie, who’s been seen recently in Freedomland and Half Nelson, has been hired to play Olympic track-and-field inspiration Jesse Owens in a new biopic.

James L White, who penned Ray, has written the script following Owens as he rises to international stardom at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens ended up turning Adolf Hitler into a seething mass of rage as he won four gold medals against old Adolf’s seemingly “perfect” Aryan athletes.

There’s no director attached yet, but Goal producers Milkshake Films are looking for someone to wave the megaphone right now.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Helen Mirren Draws Inkheart Role
Along with three other Brits


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)