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Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey in movie

Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:32 pm
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Harrison FordBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Is general manager the new glamor profession for the movies?

First Brad Pitt and now Harrison Ford are playing baseball GMs in movies. Pitt, of course, in Moneyball, and now Han Solo himself as Branch Rickey in an upcoming movie about Jackie Robinson by Legendary Entertainment.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Floyd Little in 2008's The Express, will play Robinson.

The movie, tentatively titled 42, will be written and directed by Brian Helgeland, who wrote the screenplay for Mystic River and L.A. Confidential and also wrote and directed A Knight's Tale. Helgeland's father is a Brooklyn native.

There's no release date yet, but it's doubtful it'd be ready before opening day 2013.

It seems like the next logical move is Ben Affleck playing Theo Epstein in a movie, although the tone may change after Epstein ditched Affleck's beloved Red Sox for the Cubs.

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Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey in movie

Hey, thanks.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:54 am
 

Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey in movie

How about a movie with Bill Murray playing every Cubs GM in the last 50 years.


He is a huge Cubs fan and maybe could provide some comic relief for a franchise that despite it's closest rivas losing Pujols, Braun and Fiellder will not be a serious contender for the division, even if they end up getting Fielder. 



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey in movie

Who is playing Jackie? 
Chadwick Boseman, who played Floyd Little in 2008's The Express, will play Robinson.
The Robinson mention above would be Jackie...



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Harrison Ford to play Branch Rickey in movie

Then that doesn't seem logical at all, does it?

Who is playing Jackie? 


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