’42’ Trailer: Harrison Ford & Chadwick Boseman Break Baseball’s Color Barrier
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One of the best moments in sports history was when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Inspirational stories like Robinson’s are begging to be made into movies, but rather than create a straight-up biopic on the most celebrated athlete, 42 will focus on the relationship between Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and Dodgers’ manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). So check out the first trailer for 42 below.

There are plenty of performances to look out for and enjoy. Ford looks like he is back at the top of his game starring as Branch Rickey, the man who believed that signing Jackie Robinson would change the face of Major League Baseball. Sure the music may be a bit contemporary, but its tone certainly fits into the theme of the film. But the big reason why these kind of films work so well is because everyone loves to cheer for an underdog.

Written and directed by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), 42 also stars Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, and T.R. Knight.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

42 opens in theaters on April 12, 2013.


[Source: Apple]

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