This first trailer for the movie doesn’t show us much, but it does set the table for what we can expect from the film. Boseman looks spot-on as Robinson, even though we don’t get to see a whole lot of his performance here. But from what we do see, we catch both the idealistic baseball player side of Robinson, as well as the anger that motivated him. Along with Boseman, we get a very brief look at Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher and a nearly-unrecognizable Harrison Ford as Dodger executive Branch Rickey.
This trailer is a bit on the short side, but it gives us a feel for the style and tone that director Brian Helgeland is going for, and so far, 42 is looking pretty strong.