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The responsibility of starring in the first biopic of the year featuring an iconic historical figure goes to newcomer Chadwick Boseman, who will be seen as Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in Major League baseball, when the Brian Helgeland-directed “42″ hits theaters on April 12th. The first poster for the film – which also stars Nicole Beharie as the eventual Mrs. Robinson, Rachel Isum and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey – has been released and it’s a visually striking homage to Robinson’s legacy. BosemanRead More
Nicole Beharie, who played the one woman who inspired real feelings in Michael Fassbender’s troubled sex addict in Steve McQueen’s cinematic masterpiece “Shame” last year, will be playing the love of baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s life in biopic “42″, according to Deadline. She will be acting opposite relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman, who landed the role of Robinson in December, and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey. Brian Helgeland will direct the film, which he wrote in collaboration with Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson (a younger version of whom,Read More
It’s a home run for relative unknown actor Chadwick Boseman’s first major starring role in a feature film. Legendary Pictures has chosen the actor for the iconic role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in biopic “42″, according to Variety. For his first major leap to the big screen, Boseman will share the screen with film vet Harrison Ford, who is also in negotiations to play Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey. Boseman beat out several fellow young rising stars for the highly coveted role of Robinson, among them “Friday NightRead More