Legendary Pictures announced Friday that it has cast Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in an upcoming film about the ballplayer-turned-civil rights icon. Brian Helgeland, the author of "L.A. Confidential" and "Mystic River," has been tabbed to write and direct the story about Robinson famously breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. Boseman, who portrayed former NFL running back Floyd Little in the 2008 film "The Express," has done a lot of work on television and will star in the upcoming feature "Kill Hole." A Brooklyn native, Boseman is best known for his work on programs "Lincoln Heights" and "Persons Unknown."
Ford, Boseman To Star In Jackie Robinson Movie