BRITISH ACTOR JOHN BOYEGA TO PLAY OLYMPIAN JESSE OWENS IN BIOPIC

John Boyega

John Boyega

Shadow and Act reports that Attack The Block star John Boyega has been cast to play Jesse Owens in the biopic Race.

The biopic will focus on Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper who later went on to shatter Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay.

Shooting is set to begin in 2015.

YESSSSSSSSSSSS!

Congratulations John.

2 replies »

  1. Wow! That’s BIG! Congratulations to him.

    I read this, thought of Lenny Henry and laughed. If the US is where the work is at for our Black actors then let the, get on with it. Seems to be working well so far for many of them.

  2. Good fi him! Black Americans know that they are black, don’t care how ratchet some may be. They fight to be the gatekeepers of their culture and chastise those who are perceived as “selling out”. That’s why there will always be a parallel black culture in the U.S. We chucked our lot in with “Multicultural Britain PLC” and any black person with any sense could see what would happen with that.
    I dare Missa Waters (Ashley) to pee on this young man’s parade.

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