Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and poster for 42, writer-director Brian Helgeland's biopic about the man who broke baseball's color barrier. Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball when he suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Harrison Ford also stars as Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, who took a chance on the Negro League star. Take a look at the first footage and one-sheet from this sports drama, based on true story that changed America's national pastime forever.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for 42, the powerfJackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 42 will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (Witness) as the innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman (The Express) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.
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.