Watch: Trailer for Jesse Owens Film 'Race' Starring Stephan James
"The American people need champions… the remind them what they're capable of." Focus Features has debuted the trailer for Race, a film by Stephen Hopkins about the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens, played in the film by young actor Stephan James. This looks fantastic, like an exciting story of triumph over opposition and intimidation. Also starring Carice van Houten, Jason Sudeikis, William Hurt and others. This looks like it'd make a great double feature with Ryan Coogler's Creed this year. "Out there – ain't no black and white, there's only fast and slow. Nothing matters – not color, not money, not hate."
Here's the first official trailer for Stephen Hopkins' Race, originally from Yahoo:
Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), 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. Race is directed by veteran filmmaker Stephen Hopkins, of an eclectic filmography including Predator 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Blown Away, the Lost in Space remake, Under Suspicion. The Reaping, and most recently lots of "House of Lies" episodes. The scripts is by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. Focus will release Race in theaters February 19th, 2016.