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New 42 Posters Released

It’s almost time for “42” to come out! I’m so excited! Check out the new posters that have come out in support of the film. From what I’m seeing, I think it’s going to be a beautiful-looking film. Or perhaps I’m just saying that because it was shot in my hometown. Either way, I’m excited to see it and I hope it does well when it opens at theaters April 12.

“42” is written and directed by Brian Helgeland and produced by Thomas Tull. The film is executive produced by Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, Jason Clark and stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman and T.R. Knight. The film is the story of Jackie Robinson’s rise to stardom in segregated America:

“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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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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