Newcomer Chadwick Boseman is playing like he's in the big leagues, literally. The 28-year-old actor will star as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 (out April 14). The film, which hits theaters on April 12, is expected to be his breakout role. Boseman is best known for TV appearances on shows like Law & Order, All My Children and Lincoln Heights.

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Biopic film '42' retraces the life of Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

Charlene Cooper
Mar, 20, 2013

A biopic film about the legendary life of Brooklyn Dodger, Jackie Robinson, will hit theaters this spring.

The highly-anticipated movie, 42, will depict the trials and tribulations of Robinson, the first Black Major League Baseball player who changed the game forever but faced racial injustice along the way.

Chadwick Boseman will play the leading role as Jackie Robinson, while Harrison Ford will lead as Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey. Rickey is credited with giving the first African American an opportunity to play on a Major League Baseball team.

Be sure to catch the biographical film in theaters on April 12, but while you wait check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.