Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson Film '42' Gets a Slick First Poster
"He made us see greatness." Yes! I was really hoping the posters and material marketing for 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic written & directed by Brian Helgeland, would be as good as all the trailers we've seen so far. Everything about this movie looks amazing and I cannot wait to see it. RopeofSilicon have found the first official poster for 42, and it is as exciting and eye-catching as I was hoping. The poster shows Chadwick Boseman as Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson sliding in, but at a slant, kind of almost the opposite or a 90° rotation of the Skyfall poster. I think it looks damn cool, and it has a great tagline and great colors.
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.