Release Date: 2013-04-12
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): Biopic (Biography)

United States


Scripted by Brian Helgeland, this feature biopic is about the Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman who broke Major League Baseball's color line. Robinson opened the door for other black stars who followed him, like Larry Doby and Roy Campanella, and so his legacy goes way beyond hitting statistics. Robinson played himself in the 1950 pic The Jackie Robinson Story.


  • Variety reports that Robert Redford will play in the film. - 2004-04-30
  • Variety reports that producer Howard Baldwin has come a broad the project with Kirk Ellis to write the script. - 2005-03-29
  • Production Weekly reports that Thomas Carter will direct the project which begins filming in March. - 2006-10-25
  • Variety reports that ESPN will co-produce the project along Redford, with Tracy Falco, Howard and Karen Baldwin and Andrew Cohen. - 2008-04-14
  • Legendary Pictures announces its deal to collaborate with the estate of Jackie Robinson and his widow, Rachel, on this biopic - Brian Helgeland will direct, Legendary chairman Thomas Tull will produce and Jon Jashni will be exec producer, along with Dick Cook. - 2011-06-01
  • Screen Daily reports that Harrison Ford will play baseball executive Branch Rickey while Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the iconic sportsman Robinson. - 2012-12-09