Race is a 2016 biographical sporting activities drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a report-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Directed by Stephen Hopkins and prepared by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James as Owens, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Harm and Carice van Houten.
Principal images commenced on July 24, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. Forecast Images, Solofilms, and Trinity Race generated the film, Enjoyment A person released the film in Canada, Focus Options in the United States on February 19, 2016, Eagle Images in Italy on March 31, 2016, and SquareOne Enjoyment in Germany on Could five, 2016. The film was supported by the Owens household, the Jesse Owens Basis, the Jesse Owens Rely on and the Luminary Team.
John Boyega was initially established to star as Owens, on the other hand he at some point dropped out to star in Star Wars: The Drive Awakens. and was subsequently replaced by Stephan James. German and Canadian distribution is staying taken care of by Squareone Enjoyment and Enjoyment A person with Focus Options managing the distribution in the United States.