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Merriman Takes A Swing At 42

April 10, 2012

Ryan Merriman has joined 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.

Merriman will play Dixie Walker, the Dodgers right fielder who opposes his new teammate at first but becomes his supporter.

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. Nicole Beharie has been cast as the famed African-American baseballer’s wife Rachel

Thomas Tull will produce the film

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