Lindsey Bahr
September 05, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jesse Owens
The track star won four golds at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, crushing the myth of Aryan supremacy. Take that, Hitler.
Project One Focus Features’ Stephan James-led Race is already filming.
Project Two Antoine Fuqua is attached to direct using Oscar winner David Seidler’s script.
Project Three Actor Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) is developing his own indie project about Owens.

Bowe Bergdahl
This U.S. Army sergeant was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years. His Obama-administration-negotiated release remains engulfed in controversy.
Project One The Hurt Locker team of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are reportedly in the early development stages.
Project Two Director Todd Field (In the Bedroom) is adapting Michael Hastings’ Rolling Stone article for Focus Features.

Edward Snowden
The former NSA contractor captivated and divided a nation after he admitted to leaking classified information about government surveillance projects.
Project One Oliver Stone is penning a screenplay to direct, based on Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files.
Project Two Sony Pictures has optioned the rights to Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide, but has no writer or director yet.

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