Hollywood has finally found its Jackie Robinson

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From Huffington Post:

Hollywood has finally found its Jackie Robinson.

Chadwick Boseman will play the iconic baseball star and civil rights pioneer in “42,” Legendary Pictures announced on Friday night. A relative fresh face to audiences, Boseman will be joined by screen icon Harrison Ford, who will play Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who signed Robinson to be the first African American ballplayer in Major League Baseball history. Robinson made his Major League debut in 1947.

Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of such hits as “LA Confidential” and “Mystic River,” will both write the screenplay and direct “42.” Previously, he directed the 2001 film, “A Knight’s Tale.”

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