Chadwick Boseman Will Star As Jackie Robinson

Posted on December 12, 2011 /Film

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After several months of speculation, Legendary Pictures has finally revealed the black actor who will play Jackie Robinson in a new biopic titled ’42.’ The relatively unknown Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary baller.

Boseman, whose best known for guest appearances on TV shows such as Castle and Fringe, has been acting professionally since 2003. The Brooklyn, NY newcomer will star opposite veteran actor  Harrison Ford who may possibly take on the role of Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who signed Robinson to the team.

Robinson broke racial boundaries when he became the first African-American to join a major league baseball team in 1947.

The film is being cast by Vickie Thomas casting.

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