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.
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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Mack Robinson was the brother of Jackie. he placed 3rd in 1936 Olympics.
Avery Brundage a Biggot and Anti-Semite.
Living in Baltimore, Frank Robinson ws my hero.
People have forgotten Larry doby!
Jackie Robinson was All american in Football.
We really miss Ron Pallilo.
We need more people such as Branch Rickey.
will be back like a rat shortly–work xo blair
send it in
that's why she HACKS PHONES cause she controls the bedroom
not a phoney
you ain't no blair i.–let me see your bizness...i gonna check yours...hippo.
YOU WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER BE A BLAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he has enough of a slob to have to deal with...
your punished enough -- you have the whale load we don't.
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.
Once I took a pooooop in a trailer.
What the hell is wrong with you? Lmao
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.