Attack the block star to play Jesse Owens

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Attack The Block star John Boyega has reportedly been cast to play Jesse Owens in a. Biopic about the runners life, Race.

The film will focus on Jess Owens, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Owens won four gold medals at the event and completely shattered Adolf Hitler’s plans to show off his “supreme race”.

Shooting is said to begin early next year.

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