Warner Bros. has released a new poster for the awesome looking Jackie Robinson biopic 42, which looks like a great, inspiring sports film. It was directed by Oscar-winning L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, and it features a great cast of actors that include Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, and T.R. Knight. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of baseball these days, I love the history of the sport, and I'm excited about seeing this movie. Here's the synopsis:
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
42 opens on April 12th, 2013. Check out the most recent trailer for the film below!