Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, T.R. Knight, Lucas Black
Release Date: April 12
Watching Moneyball in 2011, something dawned on us: Hollywood needs to make more great baseball dramas. Films like The Natural and A League of Their Own poignantly tapped into our nation's love for its greatest pastime, but, for the most part, the film industry has ignored the diamond in recent years.
Hopefully, 42 can change that. Starring newcomer Chadwick Boseman, it's the Jackie Robinson biopic die-hard baseball fans have been looking forward to for years, since Robinson's story is historically crucial: In case you're unaware, he was the first black player in the major leagues. And if Boseman has the chops to pull it off, 42 could simultaneously honor a sports legend and introduce audiences to the next bankable black leading man.