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Meloni Swings At "42" Biopic

February 2, 2012

Chris Meloni will play Leo Durocher in Brian Helgeland‘s Jackie Robinson biopic “42” says Variety.

The film will chronicle how the then Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and Robinson (newcomer Chadwick Boseman) broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Helgeland will direct from the script he wrote–after gaining the trust of Robinson’s family…

Meloni plays Leo the Lip Durocher, who was the Dodgers manager and an avid supporter of Robinson who saw him through the racism he encountered from crowds and sometimes frrom his own dugout.

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