Jackie Robinson To Go From The Negro Leagues To The Big Screen

Wednesday, June 1 by
 

The story of Jackie Robinson could obviously make a pretty compelling movie. And the folks at Legendary Pictures must agree, since they’ve put a Robinson biopic in development, despite the fact that everyone from Spike Lee to Robert Redford has attempted and failed to get one made. Now it’s producer Thomas Tull who’s at bat (ha ha!). Here he is on the project:

“We are deeply honored and grateful to be able to bring the Jackie Robinson story to audiences around the world. The legacy he left on history, society and the sport of baseball is one that will never be forgotten, and we are pleased to tell this amazing story of a true American hero.”

Isn’t it refreshing to see a Hollywood bigshot cut loose and say what’s on his mind like that? I can’t wait for this movie to come out! (Deadline)

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COMMENTS

  1. June 1, 2011 11:56 am

    Shill119554

    A great choice for the role would be a lesser known, yet up and coming actor like the guy I saw in a Robinson docu-drama – Stehen Hill.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/nyregion/16spotli.html?_r=1


  2. June 1, 2011 11:56 am

    queenie

    I agree!!!  Stephen Hill would be awesome in this – I can even see him in the photo above already, there’s a certain physical similarity between the two.  Stephen has such great passion for his acting and I think he would bring that fire to the role.


  3. June 1, 2011 11:56 am

    Azania Shange

    If you’re looking for an actor who’s the perfect fit for the role of Jackie Robinson my vote is for Stephen Hill (http://youtu.be/zwts_afVqow).  I attended a private screening of the Jackie Robinson film starring actor Stephen Hill and was BLOWN AWAY by his portrayal of the late great athlete.  There’s one clear choice here and it’s Mr. Steven Hill!