Anthony Mackie Attached to Star in and Produce New Jesse Owens Biopic
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.28.2014
Mackie looking to play the Olympic athlete…
Deadline reports that Anthony Mackie is planning to play Olympic track and field athlete Jesse Owens in a new upcoming biopic. Mackie is also attached to produce the project with Jason Spire and screenwriter Jamie Linden.
Owens took home four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, striking a major moral blow to Adolf Hitler's supremacist philosophy and becoming a sequel for America's struggles with racial inequality.
There are actually several Jesse Owens biopics in the workds, and which one comes out first remains to be seen.