Director Brian Helgeland has been working on 42, an upcoming biography movie relating the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player. Actor Chadwick Boseman got the lead role as Jackie Robinson. The cast also includes Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, and T.R. Knight.
Here”s the first official movie trailer of 42:
The true story of an American legend.
“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 Harrison Ford 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 as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.”
And here’s the first official poster:
The release date of the movie 42 is set for April 12, 2013.
By the way, are you wondering about the song you heard in this trailer of 42? Well, it’s “Brooklyn we go hard” by Jay-Z.