Dec 16, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT
The story of Jesse Owens, including his triumph in the face of Adolf Hitler and Nazism at the 1936 Olympics, is being made into a Disney film.
The yet-to-be-titled project is based on Jeremy Schaap‘s book “Triumph,” according to reports.
David Seidler, who won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech,” is set to write the screenplay.
Owens won a then-record four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympics in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and the long jump.
One of his gold medals from those Games was recently auctioned for a record sum.
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