Anthony Mackie as Jesse Owens?

Image credit: AllHiphop.com

Image credit: AllHiphop.com


Hollywood continues its venture into African American history with the Jesse Owens biopic. 

Relativity Media has been in a race to secure the story of American hero Jesse Owens. Jesse Owens was a Four Time Gold Medal Winner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. An Olympics made popular by Hitler’s theory that Germans were the superior race. 

Relativity has already agreed to finance the deal once the story is aquired, according to Deadline. 

Relativity isn’t the only one looking to tell the Jessie Owens story though; there are two other films already penned and looking at production. Focus Features has a film slated under the name Race starring Stephen James and Disney has a biopic based on Jeremy Schaap’s book Triumph. 

So who’s story will lead the box office and who’s story will get an award nomination. 

The Summer 2016 Olympics will mark the 80th anniversary of Owens’ Four Gold Medals. 

Keep an eye out for your favorite and let us know what you think!

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