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Beharie Plays The Wife Of # 42

February 17, 2012

Nicole Beharie has joined Brian Helgeland‘s Jackie Robinson biopic “42” playing the famed African-American baseballer’s wife Rachel says BET

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…

Chris Meloni will play Leo 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.

Thomas Tull will produce the film

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