The first trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic “24″, starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role and Harrison Ford as the Dodger’s GM Branch Rickey, has been released.
In addition, the poster and synopsis for the Brian ‘Payback’ Helgeland directed film is available.
While not generally a fan of sports films, this one looks like it might be worth catching.
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″ is out next April stateside.