added: Sat, Jan 5th '13
Check out this featurette for Warner Bros' upcoming baseball biopic "42," starring Chadwick Boseman as the legendary Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson. The film, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, also stars Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson to be the first ballplayer to break the color barrier in 1947.
The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on April 12th, just three days before Major League baseball celebrates the 10th annual Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for "42," the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "42" will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness") as the innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.
directed by Brian Helgeland
starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Black, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Alan Tudyk, Brett Cullen, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, T.R. Knight
release date April 12, 2013