You’d be hard pressed to find an African-American figure that elicits more pride and joy from Black people than Jackie Robinson. The man that broke the color barrier in major league baseball is getting a biopic, courtesy of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. titled 42. Here are some incredible stills that will surely make you want to see the film, if for some reason it isn’t already in your itinerary.
Per Warner Bros.:
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.
42 is in theaters nationwide on April 12, just three days prior to “Jackie Robinson Day.” Check out the photos in the gallery.
Photos: Warner Bros.