In case you’re still not familiar with project titled 42
you came to the right place.
It’s an upcoming baseball drama written and directed by L.A. Confidential
helmer Brian Helgeland
But I guess that the most interesting thing about this project at the moment is Harrison Ford
who has been offered the lead role!
So, we’re actually talking about Jackie Robinson biopic which is currently in development at Legendary Pictures.
If negotiations with Ford work out, he would come on board to play Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who famously signed Jackie Robinson to the ball club and broke the color barrier in 1947.
What’s also interesting about this role is that at one moment Robert Redford
was attached to the whole thing but I guess Ford definitely looks like a better choice.
According to Deadline
, the role is Ford’s if he wants it.