This is the Jackie Robinson biopic called 42. This is one of the film projects that I did not even know was in the works, and now there is a trailer. For the importance of Jackie Robinson and his life, I hope the film is good. I think putting a Jay-Z song in the trailer was kind of odd for this type of film. It kind of takes away from the feel of the film’s trailer. The film stars Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, Chadwick Boseman, and T.R. Knight. Brian Helgeland wrote and directed the film.
“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 is in theatres April 12, 2013.
Source: iTunes Trailers
by Sarah Ksiazek