Race follows the life of athlete Jesse Owens and more specifically his athletic career as he embarked on his journey to the 1936 Olympics. Jesse was fast on the track, he constantly beat his competition and when he began training with Ohio State University coach Larry Snyder, he was pinned to be the best of the best. One of the major problems that faced him was that the 1932 games were set to take place in Germany which was ruled by the Nazis.
Being a black athlete, Jesse often faced discrimination and when he finally gained a place on the Olympic field team, Jesse was put under pressure by some of the community to send a message to the Nazi regime and equally a message of support to show solidarity with the oppressed people of Germany.
Jesse had to find a way to fulfil his dream and represent himself, what he stands for and to also win a medal for the people of USA who are counting on him to 'beat those Nazis' who viewed African Americans as inferior beings.
As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Ant-Man ends. As the Avengers take on more and more missions, the damage they cause is ever increasing and the government feel it's time to put an end to their unlimited power.
Captain America gains information so sensitive that he knows even his closest friends aren't going to believe it, Captain America and Falcon are alone. With The Avengers now broken into two sides, Captain America believing the superheroes shouldn't be regulated and Iron Man on the other, believing the government have a valid argument.
Can The Avengers overcome their differences and fight a new force that threatens to destroy the world as we know it. Captain America: Civil War sees many of our favourite Marvel character appear, these include: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Black Panther & War Machine.
Actor William Hurt Had An Uneasy Feeling While Filming Scenes For Allman Brothers Biopic Midnight Rider, Which Led To The Death Of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones.
The 27 year old lost her life after she was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Georgia last year (14), and her death not only sparked a criminal investigation and lawsuit against the producers, but also a movement among film and TV crew members calling for better set safety.
Hurt quit the project shortly after the tragedy and has now broken his silence about the behind-the-scenes drama, revealing he voiced his concerns to assistant director Hillary Schwartz and other crew members before the accident, but he was assured the shoot was safe.
He says, "I just had an unsettled feeling from the very time I got there. I stopped everything and I said in front of everybody, 'Stop', and I asked Hillary in front of the whole crowd, 'Are we safe?' - because it's her job as the first AD to tell us that. She said, 'Yes'.
Continue reading: William Hurt Opens Up About Fatal Midnight Rider Scene
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
William Hurt will star in an upcoming ITV adaptation for 'Beowulf'. Hurt will star alongside Joanne Whalley and Kieran Bew.
William Hurt, the Academy Award winning American actor, will star in a new adaptation of Beowulf. 64-year-old Hurt is best known for his roles in such films as A History of Violence, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Winter's Tale. The 13-part drama Hurt will star in has been commissioned by ITV and is due to begin filming in Durham and Northumberland later this month.
William Hurt will star in Beowulf.
Continue reading: William Hurt To Star In ITV's Adaptation Of 'Beowulf'
Jason Sudeikis has joked he's appeared in so many movies with Jennifer Aniston recently because he's not allowed to work with anyone else.
The 39-year-old actor has starred alongside the 'Friends' actress in three movies in as many years - 'Horrible Bosses', 'We're The Millers' and currently 'Horrible Bosses 2' - and he's joked it's because he's been banned from working with anyone else.
Sudeikis said: ''I'm not allowed to do a movie without her. It's actually the fourth movie. We met in 2009 when I played a small character pining for her in a movie she did with Gerard Butler ['The Bounty Hunter'].''
Continue reading: Jason Sudeikis 'not Allowed' To Work Without Jennifer Aniston
Elizabeth (Allison Janney), a young movie star is heading off to spend time with her family over Memorial Day in 1980s rural New England. She brings her partner, Peter (Christian Camargo) to meet her brother, Herb (William Hurt), her son, Eric (Ben Whishaw) and his girlfriend, Eva (Juliet Rylance, and the family doctor, Louis (Jean Reno). Throughout a whirlwind weekend, Stephen (Mark Rylance) tries to keep calm across the land where a majestic bald eagle is trying to raise its young, with the help of his wife, Alex (Katie Holmes). The dysfunctional family battle against each other as they struggle to find true happiness and unity before their personalities tear them apart for good.
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Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) play a couple who fall in love and get married, before hitting various hiccups in their relationship. However, this film is far from the clichéd love story, and instead tells the tale from both points of view, as well as relatable and engaging look at the relationship of two people still trying to figure out who the other person truly is. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby charts the highs and lows in a relationship between two people trying to recreate the past, so as not to let their love fade away.
Three crew members of the Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass relating to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming.
The director of Midnight Rider, Randall Miller, and two other crew members have been indicted by a grand jury for involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones whilst filming in February.
Midnight Rider is based on the life of Gregg Allman.
Sarah was working on Midnight Rider, a film based on the life of rock legend Gregg Allman, when she tragically died. The crew were filming a scene on a railway over the Altamaha River in Doctortown, Georgia when the incident occurred on February 20th. Sarah and a number of other crew members were instructed to carry a metal bed frame out on to the tracks for a dream sequence, according to the LA Times. Sarah was struck by a passing freight train whilst six other crew members were injured by the shattered metal bed frame.
Producers and directors need to consider lax safety as a risk to their own careers, say experts.
Since a camera assistant working on the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider died during the production and director Randall Miller was charged with involuntary slaughter alongside producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish, appeals for increased work safety in the industry have dominated the conversation.
Gregg Allman has distanced himself from the production.
Sarah Jones’ death was the most severe consequence of the lax safety precautions on set, but six other crew members were injured by a freight train in Georgia earlier this week. According to the LA Times, the train unexpectedly drove over a bridge the crew was filming on. Local authorities report that producers did not have permission to film on the trestle.
William Hurt, Bill Pullman and HBO Monday 16th May 2011 William Hurt, Bill Pullman HBO presents the premiere of 'Too Big To Fail' based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Museum of Modern Art. New York City, USA