September 21st, 2012
04:05 PM ET
The new biopic about baseball legend Jackie Robinson won't be in theaters until 2013, but thanks to a new trailer it's already on our "must-see" list.
Called "42," the movie stars Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as the titular slugger who broke through Major League Baseball's race barrier in 1947 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Harrison Ford portrays the Dodgers' General Manager, Branch Rickey.
The clip gives an overview of the era as Jay-Z and Santigold's "Brooklyn (Go Hard)" plays in the background, highlighting the segregation that was society rule and the danger Robinson faced on and off the field.
"You want a player that doesn't have the guts to fight back?" Boseman's Robinson asks Rickey in the trailer, to which Ford's GM responds, "No. I want a player with the guts not to fight back."
"42" is written and directed by Brian Helgeland, and is expected to bow in April, 2013.
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