I thought “42,” the upcoming biopic of baseball hero Jackie Robinson, looked pretty good in its initial teaser last fall. But now, based on the full trailer out this week, it looks even better:
The film, as you can see from the trailer, goes into the decision by the Brooklyn Dodgers to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 by signing Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), and the difficulties faced by Robinson before and during his first season in Brooklyn.
The plot description:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for “42,” the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. “42″ will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as the innovative Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey.
My favorite part? That of all the movies Harrison Ford’s been in, it lists “Witness.”
“42″ comes out in April, in time for the start of baseball season.