Hey guys, check out the latest TV spots for the Jackie Robinson biopic titled 42! After those great posters, images and trailer for Brian Helgeland‘s upcoming film, we finally have three new videos to share and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy. Hurry up – the true story of an American legend opens in two days!
Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, this movie tells the story of two men: the great Jackie Robinson, played by Chadwick Boseman and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
Beside the above mentioned duo, the rest of the cast also includes Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman and T.R. Knight.
In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson 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 is set to open on April 12th, 2013.