CFC Actors’ Conservatory Alumni Cast in Focus Features’ New Biopic Race

By CFC Staff August 20, 2014 15:00

Full casting has been announced for Focus Features’ new biopic about legendary track and field star Jesse Owens. Focus Features revealed in July that it had acquired domestic rights to the biopic, Race co-starring Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.

Now that the full cast and crew list has been released, CFC is proud to announce that two of our Actors’ Conservatory alumni will co-star in the film. Giacomo Gianniotti (’13) has been cast in the role of Sam Stoller and Eli Goree (’10) has been cast in the role of Dave Albritton.

Race follows Jesse Owens as he conquers adversity in the 1936 Berlin Olympics – a time when Adolf Hitler’s Aryan standards dominated society. Owens became the most successful athlete of the 1936 Games, winning 4 gold medals.

For more information on the story of Jesse Owens, CLICK HERE.