Race - Stephan James
Race - Jesse Owens (Stephan James) ©2015 Focus Features

Race shows Track and field star Jesse Owens overcoming adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

21 year old Stephan James is the athletic superstar with Jeremy Irons and William Hurt adding gravity to the cast.

Director Stephen Hopkins has mainly focused on tv work in recent years such as last years House of Lies. His films include the 1998 Lost in Space and in 1990 Predator 2.

Race releases nationwide in US on February 19th 2016. Overseas dates are still being worked out.

Race Trailer

Race Official lowdown


Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, 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.

Here 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.

Directed by Stephen Hopkins with a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse

Cast includes Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton, William Hurt