WB set an official release date of April 12, 2013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland is directing for Legendary Pictures.
Relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman (who’s worked primarily in television on shows like Fringe, Justified and Castle) is playing Jackie Robinson in the film, with Nicole Beharie as Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, née Rachel Isum.
Also Harrison Ford co-stars as Branch Rickey in the film – the Brooklyn Dodgers’ manager who made history by signing Robinson as the first black player in the history of the Major League Baseball organization.
Brian Helgeland directs from a script he also wrote, which tells Robinson’s story, as the first African-American to play in the major leagues.
The WB has just unveiled the film’s very first trailer, and poster – both embedded below: