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by Dorian Chandler, Your Black World
The life story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, is coming to the big screen. 42 is new biopic being distributed by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures with a theatrical release date of April 12, 2013. The films release date coincides with the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day, which marks the first game Jackie Robinson played as a Brooklyn Dodger.
The film is written and directed by Brian Helgeland and stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, Nicole Beharie as Rachel Robinson (Jackie’s wife) and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey; the Brooklyn Dodgers manager who signed Robinson as the first black player in the history of Major League baseball.
Check out the Warner Brothers trailer for 42 below: