Jackie Robinson Biopic Set For Next April

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The long-gestating film about the life of Jackie Robinson will be ready for next year’s opening day.

“42,” the story of the man who broke Major League Baseball’s color line, will be released April 12, 2013, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced Monday, as reported by The date is three days before the anniversary of Robinson’s major league debut in 1947.

Brian Helgeland wrote and will direct the film, in which Chadwick Boseman will play Robinson and Harrison Ford will portray Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey.

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