It feels like it's been quite some time since we've had a fantastic baseball film. Last year's Oscar-nominated Moneyball did the trick for some but not quite all, while early reviews of this week's Trouble with the Curve have been mixed so far. With tales of the modern era of the sport running amok over the past decade, we haven't truly had a film to latch onto such as period dramas like Remember the Titans or Miracle. Now, it seems baseball may finally get that fighting chance with the upcoming biopic focusing on one of the greatest names to ever play the game: Jackie Robinson. Today, the first trailer for 42 starring Harrison Ford has been released and it's actually quite an impressive glimpse.
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 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.
Co-starring Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Jon Bernthal, T.R. Knight and more, 42 will hit theaters on April 12th, 2013.