‘42’ Poster Featuring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson

Brian Helgeland directs this biopic about the Brooklyn Dodgers star who broke the pro baseball color barrier, in theaters April 12.

"In a game divided by color, he made us see greatness." Warner Bros. has unveiled a new poster for their upcoming biopic 42, which explores Jackie Robinson's journey as the first African-American Major League Baseball player. Chadwick Boseman stars as the baseball legend, with Harrison Ford portraying Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers owner who took a chance on the Negro League star, making sports history in the process. Take a look at this one-sheet featuring a sliding Chadwick Boseman.

42 Poster

42 was released April 12th, 2013 and stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, Andre Holland, Alan Tudyk. The film is directed by Brian Helgeland.

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  1. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Me neither. Secretariat, while I only watched part of it, is the same in terms of its "over coming the odds" and "feel good" approach.

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  2. ejk1

    @dan1 I didn't watch the trailer. I just have a bad feeling that this important story is not going to be told correctly.

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  3. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- A biography being advertised like an action movie never works.

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  4. Dan

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx@thedude-abides@ejk1 I'm glad I'm not the only one bothered by the choice of music in the trailer.... so stupid..

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Don't remember "Secretariat", but I do remember "Invincible", and I can tell you; I didn't like that one in the slightest.

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  6. ROFLitschristian

    Could care less about the film, but this is an exceptionally well poster.

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  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Agreed. Lead character is black? Civil rights era? Slap on some Jay-Z. That makes sense

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. thedude-abides

    @forrestgump1 That's cool, man. Hopefully it turns out the way you're anticipating.

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  9. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Lol. It's got that Invincible/Secretariat feel to it.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- A below-average one, at that. The acting and dialogue made me mentally laugh. And don't get me started about the song choice in the trailer!

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  11. Forrestgump1

    @thedude-abides i disagree i actually thought the Jay-Z soundtrack was pretty epic and this coming from a guy who usually loaths him. Regardless i will purchasing a ticket on April 12th no question this film looks phenomenal.

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  12. thedude-abides

    @ejk1 Completely agree. The Jay-Z music in the trailer didn't help either.

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  13. ejk1

    @thedude-abides Perhaps, and that is what is saddening about this film. This is where the Civil Rights Movement truly began, and the fact that we're probably not going to delve to deep into the horrible situation Jackie found himself at times really short-changes this story.

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  14. Corey W.

    @thedude-abides That's a good thing in my books ;)

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  15. Corey W.

    Hang on Jackie! Don't fall down!

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    Looks like your typical, feel-good sports movie, in my opinion.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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