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Anthony Mackie Developing a Jesse Owens Biopic

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actor Anthony Mackie attends the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival After-Party For "Time Is Illmatic," Sponsored By Hennessy VS and Beats Music at Providence on April 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Anthony Mackie, of Captain America fame, is shopping around a Jesse Owens biopic with We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden, according to Deadline. The would-be movie, which Mackie would produce and star in, focuses on the lead-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Owens won four gold medals in the shadow of Hitler's regime. Sports versus Nazism! Dignity in the face of humiliating racism in one's own country! One of the greatest athletes who has ever lived! And Falcon! Make this movie, Hollywood.

Photo: Mike Coppola/2014 Getty Images