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Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience “42″ In theaters on April 12

on April 7, 2013with 0 comments

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Drama. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

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Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) wrote and directs “42,” a drama that follows the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color line when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) as Robinson, who became the first African American to be signed to Major League Baseball, and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as the Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

The main cast also includes Nicole Beharie (“Shame”) as Rachel Isum, who would become Robinson’s wife; Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher; Andre Holland as Wendell Smith; Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese; Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca; Ryan Merriman as Dixie Walker; and T.R. Knight as Harold Parrott.

“42” is produced by Thomas Tull, with Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, and Jason Clark executive producing, and Darryl Pryor and Jillian Zaks serving as co-producers. Helgeland’s behind-the-scenes collaborators include Oscar®-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Richard Hoover, costume designer Caroline Harris, and editors Kevin Stitt and Peter McNulty. The music is composed by Oscar® nominee Mark Isham (“A River Runs Through It”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, “42.” Slated for release April 12, 2013, the film will open in time to commemorate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day—April 15, the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger—and on the heels of the opening of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

Director: Brian Helgeland

Writer: Brian Helgeland

Producer: Thomas Tull

Executive Producers: Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, Jason Clark

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman, T.R. Knight

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