Jesse Owens, 1936 Berlin Olympics

Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten Joins Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis in Jesse Owens Biopic

Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten

Game of Thrones actress Carice van Houten has joined Stephan James, Jason SudeikisJeremy Irons, and William Hurt in the forthcoming biopic on track and field star Jesse Owens, titled Race.

She will play infamous German director Leni Riefenstahl, who helmed 1935’s Triumph of the Will, a Nazi propaganda documentary.

Starring Stephan James as Owens, the sports-drama film is currently shooting in Berlin, where the master athlete won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics and single-handedly crushed Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.”

Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, Race is set to premiere on April 8, 2016 February 19, 2016 in the U.S.

[via hollywoodreporter.com]