Must Watch: Phenomenal Trailer for Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′ with Chadwick Boseman & Harrison Ford
Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and it looks phenomenal. Newcomer Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, the baseball legend who was the first African-American baseball player in Major League’s history. The movie depicts his rise to fame and his struggle along with Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) to break down racial segregation in baseball.
Let me just state that film biopics have been less and less appealing to me over the years because their subject matters aren’t all that intriguing to start with. This is definitely not the case here as Jackie Robinson is a true American legend and one of the most fascinating personality of the 20th century. Boseman looks to be a true breakout star in this film and even the rusty Harrison Ford is almost unrecognizable in this. I love the period look that Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) was able to recreate for this movie and I can’t wait to check this out when it hits theater on April 12th, 2013.
Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think. You can also click over to Apple for HD:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for “42,” the powerful story of Jackie 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(R) 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.