Focus Features Brings an Olympian's Fight to Screens This February

Race is a film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

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 directed by Stephen Hopkins (The Ghost and the Darkness, 24) and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton, and William Hurt.

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