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Legendary athlete Jesse Owens' biopic to hit Indian screens in March

New Delhi: Late athlete Jesse Owens' biopic 'Race' will hit the Indian screens on March 11. 'Race', starring Stephan James, is a biographical sports drama film based on the story of Owens, whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics.

Jesse Owens. Pic/Getty Images
Jesse Owens. Pic/Getty Images

"I don't think it's possible to do full justice to Jesse Owens' life in a two-hour movie. By honing in on the years 1934 to 1936, we see him mature from a talented runner into a worldwide champion. The time frame of his accomplishment was also of great dramatic interest; it could not have happened before or after because of certain advances in technology and because of the rise of Fascism in Europe," the film's director Stephen Hopkins said.

India distributors Star Entertainment, Luv Films and Muviwale Entertainment said: "Jesse Owens was recognised in his lifetime as perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history."

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