Fantastic Trailer for Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' with Harrison Ford
The True Story of an American Legend. It's almost time for the playoffs, and with one baseball movie going into theaters (Trouble with the Curve), another one is being lined up. Warner Bros has debuted a trailer for 42, the Brian Helgeland-directed Jackie Robinson biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the first black Major League Baseball player. Harrison Ford also stars as Branch Rickey, the Dodger's manager who drafts him. This looks outstanding I was impressed by the trailer and footage. I really want to see this! Even more than Trouble with the Curve. Those few lines, the editing and music, this looks terrific. Don't miss it!
Watch the first trailer for Brian Helgeland's baseball biopic 42, in high def from Apple:
42 stars Harrison Ford as innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB exec who first signed Robinson to the minors and helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues. Tells the powerful story of the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.
42 is written and directed by Oscar winning writer-filmmaker Brian Helgeland, previously of Payback, A Knight's Tale and The Order. He's most known for his writing, credited on L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Mystic River, Man on Fire, Green Zone and Robin Hood. Warner Bros will open 42 on April 12th.