Following the success of Moneyball in 2011, its time for another baseball biopic to step up to the plate — one that goes back much further in the history of the sport. Directed by Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, we got a teaser trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 early last fall and now Warner Bros. has delivered a full-length version.
Waiting to use Jay-Z until the final moments, this one actually sells a convincing drama, more of the standard variety when compared to the aforementioned Moneyball. Still, relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman seems to fit the role perfectly and the period setting looks to be ideally captured for what’s shaping up to be a spring surprise. Check it out below for the film starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie and T.R. Knight.
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.
42 opens on April 12th, 2013.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
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