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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Jackie Robinson Biopic In Preproduction

A new biographical picture about Dodger Jackie Robinson is in preproduction, according to the Associated Press. Howard Baldwin, producer of the Oscar-winning Ray, has signed Robert Redford to play Branch Rickey; Redford will also help produce the picture. The part of Robinson has yet to be cast, but Ray star Jamie Foxx has been mentioned as a possibility.

The filmmakers have the blessings of Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, and "will be working closely with major league baseball". Shooting is scheduled to start in 2006, with a completed film in 2007/2008.

Grumble: I knew about this this morning. Blogger has prevented me from publishing almost the whole damn day. This is gonna stop, real soon now.


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