September 21, 2012

The Trailer for "42" Has Dropped

Is it possible to already be looking forward to next April?

If you're a Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs fan...probably.  Your teams are out of it and that's pretty much all you have going for you.  But, April 2013 also marks the time the Jackie Robinson bopic "42" hits theaters.

Last December, news broke that Hollywood hotshot Harrison Ford was tabbed to play legendary executive Branch Rickey.  And as for who is playing Robinson in "42"...that honor goes to the relatively unknown Chadwick Boseman.

Behind the camera is director Brian Helgeland, who, as a screenwriter, penned both “L.A. Confidential" and "Mystic River”. In 1998, Helgeland became the first person to win both an Academy Award ("L.A. Confidential") and a Razzie ("The Postman").
 
This isn't the first time Robinson's story has been brought to the silver screen. In 1950, "The Jackie Robinson Story" was released with Robinson himself playing, um...himself.


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