Content taken from Coming Soon:
Anthony Mackie has been set to play Olympic track-and-field legend Jesse Owens in a biopic to shoot next summer, reports Variety. Mike Jefferies and Matt Barrelle are producing for Milkshake Films, the company behind the soccer trilogy “Goal!”
The script by James L. White (Ray) follows Owens as he rose to international stardom at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Adolf Hitler watched him win four gold medals.
Danny Stepper will co-produce the movie, targeted for a summer 2008 release.