It’s been more than 60 years since Jackie Robinson and his incredible, important story received time on the big screen. That film, ‘The Jackie Robinson Story,’ actually featured Robinson, himself.

The new Robinson film, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the eponymous number 42 (yup, just wanted to use “eponymous”), and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, is slated for release on April 12. The trailer came out earlier this week, and it’s hard to tell if this is the next great baseball movie – the Jackson Robinson film we’ve been waiting for – or just another movie.


Thoughts on the trailer? What appears to be a pretty straight take on the story? The Jay-Z atmospheric song? Harrison Ford’s weird-looking face?

(And if you desperately need a Cubs-specific connection, how about this: the Daytona Cubs currently play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.)

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