Jesse Owens Biopic in the Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is adapting Jeremy Schaap’s Jesse Owens biography, Triumph, for the big screen with the help of The King’s Speech screenwriter David Seidler. The book tells the story of how Owens rose from a poor childhood to become a track star, eventually winning four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 and becoming an American hero. In the process of dominating the Summer Games, Owens defeated the athletes from Nazi Germany, proving that Hitler’s ideas about Aryan superiority were completely insane …

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