Thursday, April 11, 2013

Warner Bros & Legendary Pictures Productions cast a star studded night for "42" The Jackie Robinson Movie - starts Friday

Harrison Ford talks to the media @ premiere.
Coming this Friday, April 12, 2013 ....Academy Award winning Brian Helgeland's "42" a power true story of American Legend. A beautiful premiere night in Hollywood's heart of the movie business.

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Production held their premiere Tuesday night (4-09-13) at the TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood, CA. Among the stars attending: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Andrew Holland, Lucas Black, Ryan Merriman, John C. McGinly, T.R. Knight, Brad Beyer, Alan Tudyk, Max Gail, Gino Anthony Pesi, Jesse Luken, Blake Sanders, Dusan Brown, Writer/Director Brian Helgeland, Producer Thomas Tull, Annie Marie Johnson and Jackie Robin's Widow, Rachel Robinson to name a few. Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential") wrote and directed the drama "42," starring Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness").

Rachel Robinson at 90 looks marvelous with family and
friends at "42" Premiere night at the TCL Chinese Theater
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.
Star Chadwick Boseman
(Jackie Robinson)
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.

In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired. The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history. For more about the movie visit: 

Be sure to check The Hollywood Film Journal Cover Story of Chadwick Boseman and exclusive interview on how he felt playing the role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. 

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