Watch Extended Behind-The-Scenes Look At Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 22, 2013 5:04 PM
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WB set an official release date of April 122013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland directed for Legendary Pictures.

Relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman (who's worked primarily in television on shows like FringeJustified and Castle) is playing Jackie Robinson in the film, with Nicole Beharie as Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, née Rachel Isum.

Also Harrison Ford co-stars as Branch Rickey - the Brooklyn Dodgers manager who made history by signing Robinson as the first black player in the history of the Major League Baseball organization.

Brian Helgeland directed from a script he also wrote, which tells Robinson's story, as the first African-American to play in the major leagues.

The WB has released a fresh, behind-the-camera look at the film (via BET). Watch it below:

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  • Haqi Jamison | February 25, 2013 2:22 PMReply

    I feel a sense of remorse at this film. I want to be excited and it actually looks good but Spike Lee has been in Hollywood trying to get this film made for 20 years. He had a script and pitched the film. Talked about it in the press and got no response. Now we have a white man writing and directing and its a GO. I'm tired of having to ask white people for anything in this life. I'm tired of people complaining about having to do it and even feel ashamed at writing it here.

    WHEN WILL WE JUST IGNORE THEM AND DO FOR OURSELVES?? CAN WE EXPAND ON AAFRM? WHY AREN'T MORE BLACKS IN HOLLYWOOD SURROUNDING AAFRM AND EXPANDING ON ITS SUCCESS, BIGGER AND BETTER FILMS.

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