Jackie Robinson biopic gets a trailer, Jay-Z supplies soundtrack
September 21st, 2012
04:05 PM ET

Jackie Robinson biopic gets a trailer, Jay-Z supplies soundtrack

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.

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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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  1. billyblazin

    Reblogged this on *5 STAR LIFE*.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeffrey cohn

    Mack Robinson was the brother of Jackie. he placed 3rd in 1936 Olympics.

    Avery Brundage a Biggot and Anti-Semite.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Calaizzo

    Living in Baltimore, Frank Robinson ws my hero.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steven Fredough Pugatch

    People have forgotten Larry doby!

    September 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steven Fredough Pugatch

    Jackie Robinson was All american in Football.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ray Greenberg

    We really miss Ron Pallilo.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leon Max Peris

    We need more people such as Branch Rickey.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ben the hippo

    will be back like a rat shortly–work xo blair

    September 22, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. that its...

    send it in

    September 22, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |

    that's why she HACKS PHONES cause she controls the bedroom

    September 22, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. black people love blair

    not a phoney

    September 22, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |

    you ain't no blair i.–let me see your bizness...i gonna check yours...hippo.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |

    YOU WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER BE A BLAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. nancy

    he has enough of a slob to have to deal with...

    September 22, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. is ok sokman...

    your punished enough -- you have the whale load we don't.

    September 22, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sokman

    About d*mn time they made a movie about Jackie Robinson. Well played on the double wide lol. Kinda went downhill quick, but funny none the less.

    September 22, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
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    September 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tracie

    Once I took a pooooop in a trailer.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Nancy

    I like these trailers. Gots me a double wide one myself. My winder unit air conditioner has gone out but 'll get me a new one when my welfare check comes in. I'm gonna get that and some chewin tobaccy.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |

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