24 January 2014 1:33 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a look at the latest casting news: John Boyega (Attack the Block) will lead the Jesse Owens biopic, Race, directed by Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) from a script by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel. Louis C.K. (Louie), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Kevin Hart (Ride Along) will lend their voices to Universal's 3D animated The Untitled Pets Project, opening February 12, 2016. Ed Helms (The Office) and Kevin Hart (Ride Along) will voice characters in DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants, also starring Nick Kroll (The League), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), and Thomas Middleditch (The Wolf of Wall Street), for director Rob Letterman. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Variety is news of Boyega's lead role in Race as Olympic athlete, Jesse Owens.  Race focuses on Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, and how he "shattered Adolf Hitler’s myth »

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