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42 trailer to tell Jackie Robinson's story

42.jpgThere's a powerful trailer for 42, the number of the famous Jackie Robinson who became the first black person to sign up to Major League Baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. There's an interesting cast lined up for the film with Chadwick Boseman playing the legendary Robinson and supporting names including Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Alan Tudyk, and more.

The film is written and directed by Brian Helgeland who has some great screenplays to his name from L.A. Confidential to Mystic River and a few director's credits too including the excellent Mel Gibson Payback, so I expect power and emotional drive from the film.

What I didn't expect to see from the trailer for 42 though was such an interesting performance from Harrison Ford who does look strong. Here's the official blurb for the film:

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 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.

The trailer comes through Apple Trailers and TrailerAddict and delivers a powerful few moments, and definitely one to watch. This should go on everyone's list of films to see.

Considering that Brian Helgeland is behind the film and there's such a strong cast I didn't need much persuading but that trailer looks good and it takes the focus onto the important issues straight away, not the baseball.



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