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Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman Star in Jackie Robinson Bio-Pic ’42′ Trailer

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Sorry for the groaner, but this trailer for ‘42‘ makes the film look like a can’t miss. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford lead the cast of this Jackie Robinson bio-pic, and the inherent drama of Robinson’s ascendancy in the face of institutionalized racism makes this look like it will play well on the big screen.

The film was written and directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, who also helmed ‘A Knight’s Tale’ and ‘Payback,’ and the cast is loaded with ringers (including Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, and John C. McGinley), and so the most surprising thing about the film is that isn’t coming out during the Oscar season. The only questionable element is Harrison Ford’s look, which may take a little bit of screen time to get used to. Ford is an actor who’s rarely had such an extremely different look, and that might be a bit distracting at first.

For those who don’t know Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first black athlete in the major league, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was voted the rookie of the year, and was a six time MVP, and won one championship trophy for his team along the way.

Here’s the trailer, the film is due out April 12, 2013:

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