Fantastic Trailer for Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' with Harrison Ford

September 20, 2012
Source: Apple

Jackie Robinson 42 Trailer

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.

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  • Chazzy
    Would've been infinitely better without the rap.
    • axalon
      This is now the third trailer to include Jay-Z's music that would have been better without it.
      • I think this is only instance where its actually COMPLETELY relevant...Brooklyn Dodgers, New York City, New York bred music...the song it called "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)", actually mentions Jackie Robinson, several times. I agree, even though I love good Rap Music/Hip-Hop, it is SO over used. And the stuff they do use is usually sh*t. But cummon man, even if you're not a fan, you have to appreciate how well it actually fits.
  • TheLaughingMan
    Loved the trailer regardless of the song,which didn't take away from it at all imo but to each their own.
  • Yes.
    Jackie would spit on that music.
    • Bobo_Vision
      STFU you crusty old white fart.
      • DAVIDPD
        Stay classy Bobo.
        • Bobo_Vision
          LOL, just kidding, bro. (((((((HUGS)))))))
          • DAVIDPD
            No worries.
          • Bobo_Vision
            Do you wanna cyber sex with me?
  • Leigh
    OMG I need to see this. Excellent use of Hova. Hip hop used right in a period trailer for once!
  • Jay-Z? What a surprise choice for music!
  • JerseyBoy
    I swear Jay-Z must have bought out half of Hollywood his music is showing up in too many trailers which reminds me...the great gatsby,gangster squad,and now 42? All Warner Bros films...something strange is going on all right
  • LOL @ all the complaints about the music...Brooklyn is called 'Brooklyn (Go Hard)'..mentions Jackie Robinson throughout the song, movie is about Jackie the song is dope...and this movie looks incredible
  • truong18
    they could had pick a better music
    • Bobo_Vision
      Your mother could have picked a better form of birth control. Too harsh?
      • Jim
        Maybe his mother is a Democrat and can't afford birth control, like career student Sandra Fluke...
        • bbmcrae
          "I make everything political, even if it makes me seem crazy." Fixed that for you.
          • Jim
            "Fixed that to show my obliviousness to reality." Fixed that for you.
      • bbmcrae
        Man, you're just a sad troll here, huh?
  • Cody W
    Kickass trailer!!!
  • Duane
    Brooklyn we goes hard baby.... that's a trailer... that's story.... that's a hella good use of hip hop and that's an academy award nom for Ford. Jus' sayin'.
    • Duane
      Awww.. dammit.... it drops On April 12th. Ford might miss his nomination window. Boo.
  • BSL
    Whoever plays Pee Wee Reese has got a golden chance at some Best Supporting Actor Awards here.
  • grimjob
    Yeah! Looks great!
  • Anderson
    I love how rap music brings out the racism.
    • Bobo_Vision
      The racists will thumb down your comment and mine. But wait until you find out who those people are. The rabbit hole goes deep my friend.
  • Thexn
    This looks like it might be a good film. Harrison Ford looks amazing in his role. I'll probably see this one.
  • steeve
    Waouuw, I'm sure about one things, this film looks great !!
  • IamSlave
    Even tho I HATE the sport of baseball and find it god awfully boring. I've always enjoyed baseball movies. 61*, Moneyball, League of their own, The Scout, etc. I'm sure this will be another great baseball film.
  • Jim
    Horrible song choice. Cliche dialogue. Professor Henry Jones and an angry black man. Nothing original nor cool about this.
  • Kwaz
    I immediately want to see this.
  • ryan
    Now that was badass. Definitely interesting. They could have gone for the Sappy, feel good, disney crap and they didn't. Well done
  • poo
    the fact that alex wants to see the movie trouble with the curve shakes me to my core. that movie looks fucking horendous
  • Chazzy
    Yes. We get the song is referencing JAckie Robinson.... that doesnt make the intrusion of rap in this era any less jarring.
  • Joe
    The Trailer is Hard, the music is Hard and Chadwick Boseman is Hard! I hope we get some angry black man (the fear of the country) in this one.
    • Bobo_Vision
      The angry black man will ravage your anus after your bring him home to your apartment from the gay bar.
  • tzarinna
    Looks good, I see weeping in my future. Also, T.R. Knight is looking damn good!
  • What? You guys want Coldplay fuckin' playing or what? LOL
  • Danimal
    Really not a fan of sports films, but this looks incredible!




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