First Poster for the Jackie Robinson Story, '42'

The upcoming Jackie Robinson pic, 42, made my top 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013 list and I have a hard time believing such a great story could possibly be bad. After all, of all sports, baseball seems to translate to big screen storytelling the best and you match that with a story like Robinson's and you pretty much have a lay-up for quality.

Directed by Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale), the story focuses on Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and his breaking of Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. The story will follow Robinson and Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

Today the first poster for the film has been revealed and it's a pretty good one. If you haven't yet seen the trailer, you can find that here.

42 hits theaters on April 12.

42 Poster
  • adu

    That is an awesome poster.

  • ckybltz

    Fantastic poster, and I love that the "title" actor got first billing, despite not being as famous as Harrison Ford...unlike, for instance, The Lone Ranger. I get pissed at every piece of promotional material I see.

  • Xarnis

    I'm a big baseball fan, so I have high hopes for this film. The poster is awesome.

  • erich hirschi

    This poster reminded me of the Skyfall poster...

  • Mike W

    Well that is just freaking awesome!
    Hope Harrison Ford doesn't grumpy up the whole thing.

  • Hello Kitty

    Brilliant poster. The layout had my stomach doing a flip flop because my mind refused to accept I was seeing it straight up instead of sideways.

  • Sir Trey

    Excellent poster, and the only time I'll allow myself to cheer for a Dodger...definitely looking forward to this film.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    Great poster, still not sure If I want to see this. Biopics released at the beginning of the year doesn't bode well for it being a 'good' film